The Georgics. Verona: The Limited Editions Club, 1952.
Call Number: (SPL) PA 6807 .G4 D7 1952
Gift of Loryn Romadka, from the collection of Austin F. Lutter.
Special Collections, Golda Meir Library
This edition of The Georgics utilizes John Dryden's eighteenth century translation referred to by Alexander Pope as "the most noble and spirited translation that I know in any language." His translation incorporates heroic couplets as opposed to other highly-regarded translations of J.W. Mackail (prose) and James Rhodes and John Conington (metrical verse).
This edition was published at the suggestion of the printer, Giovanni Mardersteig of Verona. Mardersteig also selected the artist, Bruno Bramanti a painter and xylographer for his talent in wood-engravings, which allow a more delicate, subtle effect than traditional wood-cuts.