The Franklin Library. The Dryden translation with illustrations specially prepared for an English edition of 1676. The Franklin Library (1982)
The Franklin Library (1982). Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages. show more ↓
Plutarch's influence and enormous popularity during and after the Renaissance is legendary among classicist. Plutarch's "Lives", served as the sourcebook for Shakespeare's Roman Plays "Julius Caesar", "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Coriolanus". By the way Plutarch is even the only contemporary source of all the biographical information on Cleopatra, whom he writes about in his biographies of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Octavian. Thomas Jefferson wrote to his nephew that there were three books every gentleman had to have familiarity with; Plutarch's "Lives", Livy's "History of Rome" and Virgil's. Very Good ++ / No Dl as issued. Item #933
The Franklin Library, 1982,Very good ++, Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, a silk page marker sewn into the binding, raised spine bands that give each volume that distinctive antique look, decorated end papers. No DJ as issued Franklin Library Books stopped printing these in 2000, they are no longer in print These are beautiful books and make great gifts.
The Dryden translation with illustrations specially prepared for an English edition of 1676.