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VITE DI PLUTARCO CHERONEO DE GLI HUOMINI ILLUSTRI GRECI ET ROMANI,
tradotte per M. Lodovico Domenichi.., 2 vols, a1-I3 (index), 1011pp; a1-e3 (index), 536pp thick quarto, 47 fine engraved woodcut portraits, a few minor blemishes but a very good copy in contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (one label missing, marbled paper rubbed) Venice, Appresso Marco Ginami,1620, 1607.A photograph of this book can be sent on request. The best early Italian version of Plutarch's Lives, translated by Ludovico Domenichi and incorporating his final corrections, with a life of the author by Thomaso Porcacchi and rechecked against the Greek text by Leonardo Ghini of Cortona. "The influence of Plutarch's method has been constantly manifest in the biographies of the modern great and in the authors who have been inspired by it. Shakespeare relied almost exclusively on Plutarch for the historical background of ancient Rome, and it is a very fair compliment to the genius of Plutarch that such magic as the departure of Anthony from Alexandria can be wrought from it" - Printing and the Mind of Man 48.
      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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