Ex-Library in Good jacket. Hardcover with blue cloth boards in dust jacket, 1971, octavo, 563pp., not illustrated. Book ex-library with stamps to top and bottom edge of text block, removed plates and stamps from front endpapers; otherwise mild rubbing and edgewear to boards and spine, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ good with toning, rubbing, front flap price-clipped.
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition., 1150grams, ISBN: 0521077842.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Volume 2. Former owner's name on front free end-paper. "Originally published in 1971, this is the second of a three-volume commentary on Horace's literary epistles. The core of the book is a critical text of the Ars Poetica with a comprehensive and very detailed commentary on the wording, structure and content of the poem. The text is preceded by an account of the complicated manuscript tradition and previous work on the text. The commentary is followed by a literary discussion which aims at an understanding of the Ars Poetica as a Horatian poem. Professor Brink works out in detail the conclusions about the Ars Poetica which he advanced in his Proglomena. He takes up specific criticism which had been made of the earlier volume and reiterates his view that the supposed disorder in the poem is in itself part of a poetic design. The complete three-volume commentary constitutes one of the fullest on Horace's critical writing. (Publisher)
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