HOBBES, Thomas (trans.); THUCYDIDES.

The History of the Grecian War: in eight books.

Faithfully Translated from the Original. With Maps Describing the Countrey. The Second Edition, much Corrected and Amended.

London: by Andrew Clark for Charles Harper, and are to be sold by him, 1676 Stock Code: 128690
£5,000.00

"How much wiser one man is than the mass of men"

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Second edition of Hobbes's translation, the first made into English directly from the Greek, originally published in 1629. Though Hobbes was then in his early 40s, it was his first printed work. It was reissued twice, in 1634 and 1648, and Hobbes prepared this second edition towards the end of his life. "Forty years later, in Vita Carmine Expressa, he said that he had written it so that his contemporaries might learn from the fate of Athenian democracy how much wiser one man is than the mass of men" (Macdonald & Hargreaves).

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Description

Folio (311 x 194 mm). Contemporary dark calf, red morocco label, raised bands, marbled edges.

Illustrations

Extra engraved title, 2 folding maps, 3 engraved plates (1 folding); the view of Plataea just shaved at fore edge.

Condition

From the magnificent library at Eshton Hall, with the armorial bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer on the front free endpaper, facing the armorial bookplate of Mathew Wilson on the front pastedown. Some skilful restoration to extremities, occasional surface wear to leather, occasional minor marks, a very good copy.

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