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Plutarch; Badius
Plutarchi Cheronei et Aemilii Probi Illustrium virorum vite cum suo indice diligenter recognite
ont> Jean-Petit : Paris, 1521 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce and important translation of Plutarch's famous biographical treatise, his 'lives'. In Latin. With pagination to the recto of each leaf only. In a lovely mottled calf binding, with renewed endpapers. Dated to the colophon at the rear 'Finis in Chalcographia Nicolai de Pratis Idibus Iunij MDXXI'. With the signatures: a8, b6, c4, a-z8, a-z8, 2A8, 2B-C6, 2D5. Jodocus Badius was a pioneer of the printing industry and renowned grammarian. This is his edition of Plutarch's noted work. With occasional marginalia from a prior owners, in contemporary hands. The notes are in Latin. This edition of Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives' is dedicated to the Italian cardinal, Girolamo Aleandro. Printed for Nicolas de Pratis for Jean-Petit. This is a translation of Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives'. These biographies are believed to have been written at the beginning of the second century AD and comprises of twenty-three pairs of biographies, one Greek, one Roman, in addition to four unpaired single lives. These writings are regarded as an exploration of the individuals' characteristics rather than a typical historical biography. Plutarch focuses on the influence of character on the lives and destinies of the famous men. Individuals discussed include, Titus Quinctius Flaminius, Lysander, Marcus Crassus, Julius Caesar, Agesilaus, Sertorius, Cato the Younger, Cicero and Alexander. A very scarce copy of this important work. Condition: In a mottled calf binding. Externally, very smart. Fading to the spine. Light rubbing to the head of the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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