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(PLUTARCH.) CLOUGH, A. H. (ed.)

Plutarch's Lives.

The Translation called Dryden's, Corrected from the Greek and Revised. In Five Volumes.

London, John C. Nimmo, 1893 Stock Code: 139091
£1,250.00

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An attractive library set of Plutarch's biographical works recounting the lives of notable Greek and Roman figures including Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. Clough had started on his revision of Dryden's translation of Plutarch in America, whence he had sailed in October 1852 with W. M. Thackeray, spending nine months in a vain search for a permanent job.

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5 volumes, large octavo (230 x 148 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, marbled boards, titles to spines in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Title pages printed in red and black.

Condition

A touch of rubbing, occasional faint scattered foxing, else a very good, fresh set.

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