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“A PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON RENAISSANCE THINKING”

PLUTARCH. Philosophie, commonlie called, The Morals. London, 1603.

First edition in English of Plutarch’s complete Moralia, containing all of the famous philosopher’s surviving writings on ethical, religious, physical, political and literary topics. $9000.

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“SHAKESPEARE’S STOREHOUSE OF CLASSICAL LEARNING”

PLUTARCH. The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans. Cambridge, 1676.

Expanded and highly desirable sixth edition of the first English translation of Plutarch’s Lives, one of the most influential works of the Elizabethan era and a major Shakespeare source. With 25 “Eminent Persons of Ancient and latter times” by Thevet—five of which are new to this edition, including Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortéz. $2500.

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