The History of the Peloponnesian War

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by Thucydides

This is a very good copy of the scarce first edition of this translation. Thucydides (c. 460 B.C. - c. 395 B.C.) was an Athenian general who served in the Peloponnesian War fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens). His account of the conflict to 411 B.C. is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. [1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Thucydides

Title: The History of the Peloponnesian War

Published: Translated by William Smith. London: Printed by John Watts, 1753.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in full paneled calf with blind tooled decoration and expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on. Has raised bands with the earlier label in gilt lettered morocco and all edges in red. Contains a small engraved portrait of the author on title pages, 9 pictorial headpieces engraved by G. van der Gucht and a folding map in each volume. Purchased from Roger Middleton Fine and Rare books.

External Links

Volume 1:Google Books Volume 3:Google Books


  1. Lowndes Volume IV, page 2680.