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PLUTARCH
[Vitae parallelae. English. Langhorne. 1801]
Plutarch's lives, translated from the original Greek, with notes critical and historical, and a life of Plutarch. By John Langhorne, D.D. and William Langhorne, M.A. In six volumes. ... The sixth edition, corrected.
London: printed for G.G. and J. Robinson; F. and C. Rivington; W.J. and J. Richardson; R. Faulder; Longman and Rees; Vernor and Hood; Darton and Harvey; and J. Mawman, 1801.
6 vols ; 23.4 cm. (8º)
I : [8], lvi, 380 p., engr. frontis. port.
II: [4], 500 p.
III: [4], 475, [1] p.
IV: [4], 403, [1] p
V: [4], 476 p.
VI: [4], 543, [1] p.

Printer's statements of T. Gillet (vols I, VI), J. Swan (vols II, III) , and S. Hamilton (vols IV, V) at the foot of the title-page imprint and colophon. The life of Plutarch is in vol. I, pp. [xvii]--lvi. With a table of contents for all six volumes in vol. I, and a chronological table and general index in vol. VI.

Copy Notes Marks of emphasis in pencil in the margins of the index, indicating passages relevant to architecture e.g. '[Cleopatra] ... Builds several momuments, as repositories of her wealth'; 'Coffins, two of stone made for Numa, ...'; 'Concave mirrours, the vestal virgins recovered fire by them ...', etc. This was evidently the copy used by Soane to compile extensive notes from Plutarch dated 11--17 April 1817. (Soane Case 170, pp. 272--300).

Binding Early C19th marbled calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spines, black morocco spine-labels, marbled endpapers.

Reference Number 629


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