NONESUCH PRESS. PLUTARCH. NORTH, Thomas. ~ The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes compared together by that grave learned philosopher and historiographer Plutarke of Chaeronea.
Five volumes. No. 293 of 1550 copies. Decorative portrait illustration for each life by T.L.Poulton printed by the Curwen Press. Printed in Monotype Fournier on Arches paper. 4to., original brown buckram over bevelled boards, printed paper spine labels with spares on lower pastedowns, top edges gilt, others uncut. Darkening to endpapers, mild spotting to edges, some occasional rubbing to boards and spine labels, label on vol I rather chipped, upper cover of vol II slightly bubbled, but still a handsome set.
Thomas North’s translation of Amyot’s French version of Plutarch’s Lives printed from the first edition of 1579 with the addition of 15 lives from the 3rd edition of 1603.
A serious and elegant printing of a great and readable work.