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CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 B.C.--43 B.C.)
[De officiis. English & Latin. 1596]
Marcus Tullius Ciceroes three bookes of duties to Marcus his sonne, tourned out of Latine into English by Nicolas Grimald. Wherevnto the Latine is adioyned.
[London]: Imprinted at London by Thomas Este, 1596.
[10], 56, 55--62, [1], 66--168 leaves ; 14.5 cm. (8º)

Grimald's translation of De Officiis first appeared with a title-page dated 1558 (see ESTC s122423). English and Latin text in parallel columns. The title is within a decorated woodcut border and the preface 'To The Reader' and the translation are in black letter. The leaf after f. 62 is misnumbered '50'. STC 5286; ESTC s107895.

Copy Notes In the Soane copy, the title-leaf has been cropped to the edge of the woodcut border and mounted on on a later leaf. Inscribed in ink on title-page Arth: Gr[ey?]; on verso of leaf 56 (second sequence) at the head of the incipit of the second book Vigilanter, and below the drop-head section title Robertus Gregorius / ad suum librum with a calligraphic ornament; on verso of leaf 113 (incipit of the third book) Robertus Gregorius debet hunc librum; and on last leaf above the colophon Robertus Gregorius de / Coventriensis Debet Hunc librum. Some underlinings and marginal markings in ink throughout. On the versos of leaves 162 and 163 are two pencil rubbings of an unidentified coin or medal, approximate diameter 20 mm.

Binding C17th calf, blind-ruled borders, C19th blind-tooled and gilt-ruled spine, calf spine-labels. Traces of fore-edge title?

Reference Number 863


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