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Creator:
Plutarch.
Title(s):

The lives of the noble Grecians & Romanes : compared together by that grave learned philosopher and historiographer, Plutarke of Chaeronea / translated out of Greeke into French by James Amyot, and out of French into Englishe, by Thomas North ; the illustrations by T.L. Poulton ; with the fifteen supplementary lives of 1603.

Additional Title(s):

Lives of the noble Grecians and Romanes

Lives. English

Published/Created:
London : The Nonesuch Press, 1929-30.
Physical Description:
5 v. : ill. ; 32 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DE7 .P58 1929+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DE7 .P58 1929+ Copy 2 Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Undetermined
Classification:
Books
Notes:
SML Gfp71 +ng579p copy 1: No. 1203.
SML Gfp71 +ng579p copy 2: No. 1008.
BEIN 1997 +248: No. 547. Extra spine label tipped in to each vol.
"This edition of North's translation of Amyot's French version of Plutarch's Lives is printed from the first edition (1579) with the addition of 15 lives from the third edition (1603). It is limited to 1050 copies for sale in England and 500 copies for sale in the United States of America by Random House. The text has been printed by Bishop and Garrett and William Brandon and Sons in Monotype Fournier; the illustrations, by T.L. Poulton, have been printed by the Curwen Press: the whole on Arches paper."--Page [i].
Dreyfus, J. History of the Nonesuch Press, 63
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is no. 827; bound in original brown cloth, with printed title labels
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is no. 837; bound in original brown cloth, with printed title labels
Subject Terms:
Greece -- Biography.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Rome -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Wood engravings -- 1929-1930.
Contributors:
North, Thomas, Sir, 1535-1601?, translator.
Amyot, Jacques, 1513-1593.
Poulton, T. L. (Tom L.), illustrator.
Nonesuch Press, publisher.
Curwen Press, printer of plates.
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