Plutarchus - Plutarchi svmmi & philosophi & historici opus: quod parallela et vitas appellant - 1561
Heidelberg: excudebat Academiae typographus Ludovicus Lucius, 1561. in 4º [310 x 210 mm] Foliation: , 962, , 2 (misprints) [NEXT] 195 (194 reales) 8 (index). Laid paper. Well set. Some sporadic lagoon (one in the frontispiece), some stains, trace of a xylograph insect without significant loss. old fence of humidity, some section with somewhat acidified leaves. Modern binding in half leather in good condition.
Plutarch (Queronea, 46 or 50 AD - Delphi, 120 AD). His best known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, compiled in the form of couples in order to compare their common moral virtues and defects. The Annotations (by Wilhelm Xylander) have their own title page, stamped: Basileae, per Ioannem Oporinum. Colophon dated 1561. Hoffmann III, pp. 197-98; not in Adams; OCLC 3 copies: Nat'l Lib. Scotland, Regensburg, California State Lib. Sutro.