The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans

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Edition Notes

Based on North's first edition (1579) which included, besides Plutarch's writings, two "fabrications" ("Hannibal" and "Scipio African") This edition also includes seven additional "fabrications" (the lives of Epaminondas, Philip of Macedon, Dionysius, Octavius Caesar, Plutarch, Seneca, and the "Nine chieftains") and North's translation of a comparison of Alexander and Caesar, written by Simon Goulart, all of which were contained in North's edition of 1603. Cf. Vol. 1, p. v.

"Designed [and signed] by W.A. Dwiggins and printed by the Southworth-Anthoensen Press of Portland, Maine. Fifteen hundred copies were made"--Colophon.

Issued together in 2 slipcases.

LC has copyright deposit copy, with embossed stamp below colophon: This is one of 15 presentation copies 'out of series.'

Newman & Wiche. Great and good books, 128

Biography, Early works to 1800
Other Titles
Plutarch's lives


Library of Congress
DE7 .P55 1941

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8 v. ;

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