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The works of Plutarch 1600-1605  

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Plutarchi Chaeronensis, Summi et Philosophi et Historici Parallela...[and] Opera, Que Extant, Omnia Plutarchi Chaeronei, et Ethica Sive Moralia Complectentia...



Ex Officina Chalcographica Ioannis Saurii

1600 and 1605


2 volumes. [8], 791, [1 blank], [25]; [4], 742, [30] pp. Vol.1 title page printed in black and red, printer's devices, text illustrations, illustrated initials, etc. (Folio) 35.5x20.5 cm (14x8½"), uniformly bound  in full period vellum tooled in blind, raised spine bands.

The works of Plutarch in two uniformly bound volumes.  

'Plutarch's Lives' or 'Parallel Lives' is one of the most important and comprehensive collection of biographies of famous Greek and Roman figures. Plutarch was not so much focused on providing a historical account of these famous individuals as much as he was seeking to write of the type of person they were and the life in which they lived. He focuses on Alexander the Great, Romulus and Remus, Demosthenes, Cicero, Brutus, Julius Caesar, and many other important figures.

Lot Amendments

General wear and soiling to vellum, volume 1 with large chip to vellum at head of spine; vol.1 lacking pages 179-182, general toning to textblock, scattered damptaining to margins; overall very good.

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