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Ta tou Pindarou Sesosmena

Title page from Ta tou Pindarou Sesosmena, volume one, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Pindar
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Published Glasguae: Excudebat R. & A. Foulis
Date 1754-58
Edition Ex editione Oxoniensi
Language Greek
Volumes 4 volumes in 3 volume set
Pages 101
Desc. 80 mm. General t.p. in 1st vol. only; each volume has individual t.p. Signatures: v. 1. A-K⁸; v. 2. A-M⁸ (G1 not signed, M6-M8 blank, present); v. 3. A-H⁸; v. 4. A-E⁸.

Individual t.p. to v. 1 printed as leaf K8 (v. 1.), and is bound in signature K in library copy.

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Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Pindar. 3.v. p.f. Foul. Gr. and given by Thomas Jefferson to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. The Foulis Press published a four-volume, Greek, trigesimo-segundo (32mo) edition of Pindar between 1754 and 1758. It is the only Greek edition they published.[1] Both George Wythe's Library[2] on LibraryThing and the Brown Bibliography[3] include this edition and note a copy of volume two at the University of Virginia with the inscription "T. J. Randolph" inside the front board which may be Wythe's actual copy (there are no Wythe markings). The Wolf Law Library purchased the 1746 edition.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in mottled crimson calf with covers framed in gilt beaded roll. Spines with gilt-stamped title and compartment decorations and board edges with gilt roll. Each front fly-leaf with early inked inscription of Henry Moore, Worcester College, Oxford. Front pastedowns have bookplate of H.M. Purchased from SessaBks.

View this book in William & Mary's online catalog.


  1. Philip Gaskell, A Bibliography of the Foulis Press, 2nd ed. (Winchester, Hampshire, England: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1986), 190.
  2. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on November 14, 2013, http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe
  3. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433