A collection of 33 Pindaric Odes that were separately published between 1680 and 1750 (with a few later), mainly in English, by various hands, viz: John Dryden, William Congreve, Thomas D'Urfey, Thomas Flatman, John Wilson, Anne Finch Winchilsea, and Christopher Anstey. Also in the collection are examples of the odes in Italian, German, Spanish, and Latin.

Publisher: London and elsewhere: Various publishers, 1681-1800.
Edition: All first or early editions.
Condition: Overall condition is very good. A detailed list is available upon request or on our website (www.brickrow.com) on the catalogues page.
Book ID: 28018


33 titles, 4to and 8vo, in bound volumes, pamphlet format and disbound quartos.


A fine collection of examples of the Pindaric Ode, named for Greek poet Pindar (c. 522-433 BC) who was famous for lyric poems written in celebration of momentous events and heroic achievements. The form was widely admired and imitated, most notably by Horace, but also much later by numerous English poets in the 17th and early 18th centuries.

Price: $7,000.00

See all items by