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In the table of contents below, all the Lives are shown on blue backgrounds , indicating that they've been minutely proofread; the header bar at the top of each webpage will remind you with the same color scheme. That said, errors are inevitable: should you spot one, please do report it, of course. Further details on the technical aspects of the site layout follow the Table of Contents.
Background For a summary of Plutarch's life and of the manuscripts, editions and translations of the Lives, see the Loeb edition's introductory material , by Bernadotte Perrin. For another summary of his life, and a brief but careful assessment of him as a philosopher and historian, see the Plutarch section of Livius.
Chapter and Section Numbering, Local Links Both chapters represented by large numbers embedded in the text and sections small numbers mark local links, according to a consistent scheme; you can therefore link directly to any passage. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Seller Inventory ABE More information about this seller Contact this seller 2. Condition: Very Good.
An early edition in Latin of the landmark Plutarch's Lives, , very good in leather rebinding. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Seller Inventory More information about this seller Contact this seller 3. From: Phillip J. Eight volumes. Translated by James Amyot and Thomas North. Quite attractive reddish-orange three-quarter morocco over buckram signed "Bound at the Riverside Press" on verso of front endpaper , raised bands, spines ornately gilt in compartments featuring double fillet border, scrolling cornerpieces, and oval wreath, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed.
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Illustrated headpieces and 16 plates including frontispieces. Title pages with embossed library stamp of Robert Rutherford. Franklin, p. This handsome private press edition aims to be faithful to the original translation of Thomas North, with its quaint spelling and punctuation and its inconsistent use of capitalization and italics-but also with what DNB praises as his "admirably vivid and robust prose.
One of the West's most influential authors, Plutarch conceived of his biographies as studies in character, chronicles of how his famous Greeks and Romans respond to the vicissitudes of fortune. The lives are paired so that, for example, Demosthenes is compared to his fellow orator and defender of lost causes Cicero, and Caesar is coupled with Alexander the Great. In this way, Plutarch produces biographies that are not only important sources of Greek and Roman history, but also examples of the right and wrong paths in life.
For details on the press, see item , above. The handsome bindings and the almost entirely unopened state of the text give the present set two distinctive merits. This handsome private press edition aims to be faithful to the original translation of Thomas North, with its quaint spelling and punctuation and its inconsistent use of capitalization and italics?
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In the black half morocco over orange linen, bound by Morley of Oxford, stamped on the front pastedown. This edition maintains the archaic spelling and punctuation of the Plutarch. Quite nice set, in eight volumes.
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Volume I has been most discreetly rebacked. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. About this Item: Hardback.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Condition: Fine. First ThUS. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Edition Deluxe. Demy 8vo.
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More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. This German printing was the first complete German edition ever printed of Lives. This masterpiece was edited by Hieronymus Boner, a renowned 16th-century translator of Thucydides, Plutarch and Herodotus. This example also includes numerous incredible woodcut engravings. Deren sechs vnd viertzig vnderscheidenlich nach einander mit ijren leben vnd wo es die noturfft erfordert mit figuren anzeigt Zu Colmar : bey Barptolome Gruninger, M. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. Published by B. Crosby, London About this Item: B.
Crosby, London, Embellished with 7 superb engravings as frontispieces. London: B. Crosby, More information about this seller Contact this seller Arthur Hugh Clough , English poet, critic, translator and educationalist [John Dryden's translation of Plutarch]. Published by Undated early s? From: Richard M. Ford Ltd London, United Kingdom. About this Item: Undated early s?
The two leaves were evidently disbound from a copy of an edition of Dryden's Plutarch, in which the grey 4to leaf of writing paper following the 12mo printed leaf was one of those that interleaved the volume. In fair conditon, on lightly-aged paper. The two leaves are tipped in onto a larger leaf removed from an album. The printed leaf is 12mo, from volume 5 of Dryden's translation, with the pages numbered and [sic].
The two sides of the leaf carry a total of approximately 25 emendations and deletions. Both sides of the 4to leaf carry longer interpolations by Clough, those on the verso relating to a page not present. In pencil at foot of recto: '[A. Clough's corrections of proof]', and on verso, also in pencil, 'MS Arthur Clough'.
Clough began work on his revision of Dryden's translation in the early s. Published by London Printed for J. Mawman, F. Rivington et. From: Buddenbrooks, Inc. Newburyport, MA, U.
About this Item: London Printed for J. The new edition, with corrections and additions. Small 8vo, full contemporary polished calf, the spines with gilt bands separating compartment decorated with central gilt ornamental devices, contrasting lettering labels of red and black morocco lettered and numbered in gilt.
A very fine, handsome and complete set with virtually no evidence of age or wear. A remarkably well preserved antiquarian set. A lovely set in full contemporary calf binding.