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PLUTARCH
[Works. French. Amyot. 1784]
Œuvres de Plutarque. ...
A Paris chez Jean-Baptiste Cussac, 1783--87.
22 vols.; engr. pl.. 20.8 cm. (8º)

Title from the half-titles. A collected edition of the works of Plutarch translated into French by the Renaissance scholar Jacques Amyot, in 22 volumes. Volumes I--IX, dated 1783--86, contain Amyot's influential translation of the Lives (first published in 1559), with notes and observations by Abbé Brotier and J.C. Vauvilliers; the first English translation of the Lives, by Sir Thomas North, was made from the French of Amyot. Volumes X--XII, dated 1787 and with half-titles reading 'Supplément Aux Hommes Illustres ...' contain translations by Vauvilliers and others of further lives by Antonio de Guevara, Thomas Rowe, Cornelius Nepos, Diodorus Siculus, Suetonius, Diogenes Laertius and others. Volumes XIII--XVII, dated 1784--85, contain Amyot's translation of Plutarch's Moralia (first published in 1572), with notes and observations by Abbé Brotier, Abbé Brotier neveu, and J.C. Vauvilliers. Volumes XVIII--XXII, dated 1786--87, contain miscellaneous works with notes and observations by Brotier neveu. With the printer's statement 'De l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi, ...' on the half-title verso of vols I--V and colophon of vols VI--X and XV--XXII.

Binding C18th red and green mottled calf, gilt double-ruled borders with small corner fleurons, gilt-ruled spines with urns and foliage, green and black morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 679


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