Plutarch. Morals.

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Plutarch. Morals.

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Plutarch. The Philosophie, commonlie called, the Morals. Written by the learned Philosopher Plutarch of Chæronea. Translated out of Greek into English, and conferred with the Latine translations and the French, by Philemon Holland of Conventrie, Doctor in Physicke. Whereunto are annexed the Summaries necessary to be read before every Treatise. London: Arnold Hatfield, 1603. First English-language edition. Folio (12 3/4” x 8 1/4”, 321mm x 208mm). Bound in full tan polished calf (early XXc, with 2 initial and final binder’s blanks), with blind-stamped inside dentelles. On the spine, six raised bands, red gilt lettering piece in second panel. Top-edge stained black. Fore- and lower-edge red speckled. With ownership signature of “P. Feilde 1733” (Paul Feilde, MP for Hertford in 1770 and 1776, colleague of Edmund Burke). One professional repair to a page. Foxing extremely scarce. Sheets remarkably fresh and bright.

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