Les Ouvvres Morales & meslees de Plutarque,

Plutarch

Les Ouvvres Morales & meslees de Plutarque,

Translatees du Grec en François par Messire Iacques Amyot, à present Euesque d'Auxerre, Conseiller du Roy en son privé Conseil, & grand Aumosnier de France.

Description: FIRST EDITION, title creased and slightly frayed at edges, a short closed tear reinforced with tissue, some light spotting elsewhere, a few sections toned, ff. [6], 668, [88], folio, eighteenth century calf, scraped and worn at the edges, rebacked, black morocco lettering piece, hinges relined, bookplate of drama critic Joseph Knight (1829-1907), sound

Publication Details: Paris: Michel de Vascosan, 1572

Notes: The first edition of Jacques Amyot's translation of Plutarch's 'Moralia', a major influence on Montaigne. Amyot's translation of the 'Lives' (1559) is better known, since it was that version which North turned into the English text that Shakespeare read, but this 'Morales' is not much less important: it 'immediately became so popular that it can be said to constitute "l'un des traits marquants de notre Renaissance" [one of the distinguishing features of our Renaissance]' (Banks, Cosmos and Image, p. 74, quoting D'Urfé). 'The success of Amyot's efforts was such that his century saw only two ot...more

Bibliography: (Adams P1642)

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1572

Stock Number: 48682

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