Lysiæ Opera omnia :
Græcè et Latinè /
cum versione nova, triplici indice, variantibus lectionibus, et notis, edidit Athanasius Auger.
|Language:||Latin, Ancient Greek
Note: Parallel Greek and Latin texts.
In Greek and Latin on facing pages.
|Published / Created:||
Parisiis : sumptibus editoris excudebat Franc. Ambr. Didot l'ainé, M. DCC. LXXXIII. 
Printer's device on t.p.
Includes armorial bookplate signed by W. S. O'Brien. The two volumes are also signed by O'Brien's son, Edward William O'Brien.
The copy of William Smith O'Brien (1803-1864), Irish patriot. O'Brien, a country gentleman who inherited the estates at Cahirmoyle, County Limerick, was an MP at Westminster in the late 1820s, when he allied himself with Peel and those agitating for Catholic emancipation and the relief of the poor in Ireland. His actions eventually took on a less conciliatory aspect, however, and by 1848 he was not content with agitating for a Dublin parliament, but was calling for the creation of a National Guard. At the height of the Chartist fever, and in the aftermath of the Irish famines, this turned into an insurrection which never seriously threatened the government : O'Brien was captured and sentenced to death - to be commuted to transportation, and he was sent to Tasmania in 1849, returning only in 1863, the year before his death.
Physical description: 2 v. : xliv, 539 ; (4) 558 pages ; 31 cm.
Citations/References: Brunet III-1258 notes that 100 copies were printed in quarto in this luxurious production, whereas the main edition was an ordinary octavo.
LO 12671 /1-2: Formerly the copy of William Smith O'Brien (1803-1864)