London: A. Millar, 1743 & 1746. Second Edition. Leather bound. Three volumes uniformly rebound in black leather : pp xvi, 311 (1 blank); ii, 385 (1, blank); xvi, 349, 1 blank, 1 engraved plate : black endpapers : five raised bands to the spine : gilt lettering and gilt flower motif to the spine panels.
Lacks original endpapers and blanks; pencil prices from previous bookseller to title pages. Lacks the fourth volume. Very good. Item #2017
Philip Francis (19 July 1708 – 5 March 1773) was an Anglo-Irish clergyman and writer, now remembered as a translator of Horace...Of his rendering of Horace, Samuel Johnson said: ‘The lyrical part of Horace never can be perfectly translated. Francis has done it the best.'" (Wikipedia).