Poetical Works of William Broome – William Broome

William Broome

Published by C. Cooke, London, in 1796.

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The Poetical Works of William Broome. By Dr. William Broome. Published by C. Cooke, No 17, Paternoster-Row, London, in 1796.

Full Title: The Poetical Works of William Broome. With the Life of the Author.

In English. “Cooke’s Edition.” An attractive, small volume of this scarce edition. Part of the Cooke’s pocket select edition of British Poets Series. Full tree calf binding. Titled and decorated in gilt to the spine. Decorative woodcut headers and tailpieces. Small crack to lower edge of upper joint. Some corner and edge wear rubbing. Fitted with marbled pastedowns and endpapers. A short tear with no loss to front blank endpaper. Free from any previous ownership markings. Frontispiece engraved portrait of the author and extra engraved title page. Foxing and browning to the endpapers and engraved plates else contents are altogether agreeable internally. A handsome copy. 5 ½ x 3 ¾ in.

William Broome (1689 – 1745) was a British scholar and poet, best known as a collaborator with Alexander Pope and Elijah Fenton in a project to translate Homer’s Odyssey, of which Broome translated books 2, 6, 8, 11, 12, 16, 18, and 23. He seems to have undertaken the work mainly to add luster to his reputation; but when he found that little fame came his way because of it, he began to complain of underpayment. Broome also made translations from the “Greek of Anacreon,” and his own “Poems on Several Occasions” was published in 1727.


Published by: C. Cooke

Location published: London

Year published: 1796


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