Erasmus Roterodamus - Plutarchi Chaeronensis Opuscula (Editio princeps) - 1572

Erasmus Roterodamus - Plutarchi Chaeronensis Opuscula (Editio princeps) - 1572
History, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Editio Princeps - Book

Editio Princeps, ("non antea editae") with commentary by Erasmus Roterodamus (1466-1536)
Brunet IV, 733 ("Edition non moins remarquable par sa belle execution que par son exactitude").
Victoria University: CRRS PA4363 .A23 1572 v.1 Erasmus_Rare
excudebat Henr. Stephanus (Henri Estienne) [Paris]

Coeval full parchment binding with handwritten titles on the spine. Cover page with the famous brand of Estienne, an olive tree with a broken branch and the motto: "Noli altum sapere sed time" (Do not be proud but be afraid (of God) - New Testament Rm 11,20). Pp. [2]; 410; [4]. Some browning, stains, and traces of holes. Overall a good copy on crisp and clear paper. Woodcut friezes and initials. Latin text.

Full title:
[Quae extant opera] Plutarchi Chaeronensis Opuscula varia: quae magna ex parte sunt philosophica: Vulgo autem Moralia opuscula nimis augusta appellatione vocantur. Ex Diversorum Interpretationibus, quarum quaedam sunt Henrici Stephani, non antea editae. Indici Superioribus multo locupletiori adiunctae sunt Annotationes eiusdem Henr. Stephani.
[Geneve], Henr(icus) Stephanus, 1572.
Plutarch / Plutarchus / Estienne, Henri.

Erasmus from Rotterdam, Latin: Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, was a Dutch theologian, humanist, philosopher and essayist. He signed his writings under the pseudonym Desiderius Erasmus, he is considered the greatest exponent of the Christian Humanism movement.

Henri Estienne, also known as Henricus Stephanus, was a 16th-century Parisian printer and scholar of classical music. The eldest son of the great Robert Estienne (1503-59), he was born in Paris in 1528 (according to some sources 1531), and died in Lyon in 1598.

Plutarch (in ancient Greek: Πλούταρχος, Chaeronea, 46 A.D./48 A.D. – Delphi, 125 A.D./127 A.D.), was an ancient Greek biographer, writer, philosopher and priest, living under the Roman Empire of which he also had citizenship, and where he held administrative posts.
He studied in Athens and was strongly influenced by Plato's philosophy.

Lot details
Number of Books
History, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Erasmus Roterodamus
Book Title
Plutarchi Chaeronensis Opuscula (Editio princeps)
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Original language
[Geneve], Henr(icus) Stephanus, 1572. Editio princeps
Binding/ Material
Editio Princeps
184×126 mm
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