"THE MOST HUMAN OF ALL BOOKS"
AURELIUS ANTONINUS, Marcus. [Meditations]. London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1909. Small square octavo, contemporary full red crushed morocco rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spine neatly laid down, covers tooled in gilt, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. $1250.
Finely printed 1909 Humphreys edition of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, beautifully bound in morocco-gilt by Bayntun.
The Meditations of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius "breathe the highest Stoical principles" (Blackburn, 30). "The thoughts of this philosopher-king have been considered by many generations one of the great books of all time… [and] the most human of all books" (Britannica). Contained within this complete edition are the Meditations' twelve books, translated into English. First translated into English in 1634.
Interior clean. A finely printed and beautifully bound volume, expertly restored.