London, South Kensington
9 June 2015
PLUTARCH (?46-120). Les vies des hommes illustres Grecs et Romains, comparées l’une avec l’autre. Translated from the Greek by Jacques Amyot. Lausanne: François le Preux, 1575. 2° (386 x 252mm). Printer’s device on title and recto of final leaf, each chapter with woodcut portrait of the person described, surrounded by an ornamental border, historiated initials, head-and tailpieces. (Title soiled and edges a little frayed, slip pasted over inscription at foot of title, lightly browned throughout, some light spotting, light marginal waterstaining at beginning and end.) Contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges (soiled and a little creased). Provenance: two faded old library stamps (on title) – Antoine Guyton, lawyer (bookplate) – 'Ex Museao Petri Delaloge du Bassin' (motto on old bookplate on pastedown).
16th-century edition of Jacques Amyot's classic translation of Plutarch's Lives, containing translations of the lives of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus by Charles de l'Ecluse. Adams. P-1625.
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