London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1798. 3rd. Leather bound. Third Edition. Octavos; [ii], cccli, [i], folding map, 146; [ii], 444pp. Full tree calf, ornate gilt spines with red title label and black volume number label in six panels with lyre devices. External hinges cracked but binding firm, small hole to ffep of v.1, light foxing to map; Very Good copies. Item #17865
The Lusiads, a Portuguese epic poem celebrating the Portuguese discovery of a sea route to India by Vasco da Gama, is often regarded as the most important work of Portuguese literature and compared to The Aeneid of Virgil. The 10 cantos of the poem are in ottava rima and amount to 1,102 stanzas. William Julius Mickle was a Scottish poet best known for this translation.