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Lot nr:1189
Book nr:33960
Author:DIOGENES, Laertius
Title:Diogenis Laertii Historiographi de philosophorum vita decem per q secundi libri ad bene beateque viuendu comotiui
Town:Paris
Publisher:[Jean Marchant] for Jehan Petit
Year:s.d
Description:4to, [8] + 137 + [1] ff, printer's device on title page. Portrait of a philosopher at his writing table on verso of title page. Charming woodcut on last page (Marchant's device). Some nice woodcut initials. Marginal annotations and underlinings. Wormholes. Moderne binding in 3/4 calf, marbled boards, marbles end leaves
Note:Ex libris héraldique Jos Nève.
Handsome, early edition of A. Traversari's classic translation of the "Lives of the Philosophers, " which was edited by Benedetto Brognolo. Much of our biographical knowledge of ancient Greek philosophy is derived from this work. The final section is devoted entirely to Epicurus, and includes Epicurus' "Letter to Herodotus".
Our edition is included in many of the standard bibliographies of Incunabula: Goff D226 (one copy); Hain 6198; Klebs 338.9 (1498-1500?); but GW VII, 436 states (not before 1504) and Moreau's INVENTAIRE PARISIENNES I, p. 317 states "circa 1509"
Price:€650 - €900
Sellingprice:€650
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