Plutarch [Plutarke of Chaeronea]
The Lives of the Noble Grecians & Romanes Compared together by that Grave Learned Philosopher and Historiographer Plutarke of Chaeronea [Plutarch’s Lives]. Nonesuch Press
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From the first edition (1579), “translated out of Greeke into French by James Amyot: and out of French into Englishe by Thomas North: the illustrations by T. L. Poulton: with the fifteen supplementary lives of 1603.” London: Nonesuch Press, 1930. First edition thus, limited to 1050 copies of which this is copy No. 755, in five volumes (Vol. 1: xxix, 431; Vol. 2: 442; Vol. 3: 454; Vol. 4: 482; Vol. 5: 410, table of contents, note on text). Large octavo (31 cm) in tan buckram, printed labels to spine (additional label at rear), t.e.g., deckle edges, printed on Arches paper. “This edition of North's translation Amyot's French version of Plutarch's Lives is printed from the first edition (1579) with the addition of 15 lives from the third edition (1603). It is limited to 1050 copies for sale in England and 500 copies for sale in the United States of America by Random house. The text has been printed by Bishop and Garrett and William Brendon and sons in Monotype Fournier; the illustrations, by T.L. Poulton, have been printed by the Curwen press: the whole on Arches paper.” Near Fine.
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