The Æneid: Translated by John Dryden.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1944.
Call Number: (SPL) PA 6807 .A5 D7 1944
Gift of Loryn Romadka, from the collection of Austin F. Lutter.
Special Collections, Golda Meir Library
This edition includes the famous Dryden translation of The Aeneid and reprints the preface written by the translator for the first edition of his work in 1697.
Samuel Johnson wrote of this translation, that it "satisfied Dryden's friends and silenced Dryden's enemies."
The artist, Carlotta Petrina illustrated several books for The Limited Editions Club, including their 1936 edition of Milton's Paradise Lost. It was because of her work on Paradise Lost that she was selected for this edition. Her work won her two Guggenheim fellowships and has been compared to that of William Blake. The designs were executed in lithographic pencil for reproduction by the photogravure process.