- No covers and endpapers missing so starts at title page, which is heavily frayed and foxed as is the final leaf - ow/ a tight copy but lacks the fold-out plate containing the image for 'The Embleme of Human Life' - 176 pages. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Life and philosophy of Epictetus, with ...
Editorial: John Martyn London
Año de publicación: 1670
Condición del libro: Poor
Descripción London Printed by T. R. for John Martyn., 1670. FIRST EDITION of this translation. Small 8vo, 142 x 82 mms., pp. [xiv], 170 [171 - 176 index], large folding engraved plate in Bruegelesque style at page 129, early 18th century calf, rebacked, black morocco label; some light browning of text, a few marginal stains, some foremargins closely cropped with occasional loss of a letter, corners worn, but generally a good to very good copy, with the book labels of Edward Cobb on the front paste-down end-paper and that of Fred H. Gibbens on the recto of the front free marbled end-paper. This is in fact the third translation of Epictetus into English, though this text is translated from the French edition of Epictetus by Gilles Boilieu. John Davies of Kidwelly (1625 - 1693) spent the period between about 1650 and 1660, where he acquired a good knowledge of French and French editions of classical texts. In the same year, he also published a translation of La Rochfoucauld's maxims. Wing E 3152. Nº de ref. del artículo: 7526