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The liues of the noble Grecians and Romaines, compared together by that graue learned philosopher and historiographer, Plutarke of Chæronea. Translated out of Greeke into French by Iames Amiot abbot of Bellozane, Bishop of Auxerre, one of the Kings priuie Counsell, and grea Amner of France. VVith the liues of Hannibal and of Scipio African: translated out of Latine into French by Charles de l'Escluse, and out of French into English, by Sir Thomas North Knight. Hereunto are also added the liues of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon, of Dionysius the elder, tyrant of Sicilia, of Augustus Cæsar, of Plutarke, and of Seneca: with the liues of nine other excellent chiefetaines of warre: collected out of Æmylius Probus, by S.G. S. and Englished by the aforesaid translator.

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    SR - OS - 93.1/

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    [16], 1103, [1]; [4], 136, [32] p. : ports. (woodcuts) ; 2°.

General note: A translation of: Vitae parallelae. The lives of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus are attributed to Donato Acciaiuoli. Signatures: A8 B-5A6; a-n6 o8. The first leaf and the last leaf are blank. "The liues of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon, of Dionysius the elder, and of Octauius Cæsar Augustus" is a reissue of STC 20071 with variant imprint date and an added index. It is a translation by North of a compilation by Simon Goulart of Senlis, partly from the "Vitae excellentium imperatorum" of Cornelius Nepos ("Æmylius Probus"). One of three imprint variants of this edition. Lacks A1 and o8 (blanks); tp. damaged at outer edge and repaired; some MS. pencil marks and notes UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 20068 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1973. 1 microfilm reel: 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 1328:13). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signatures on tp.: "Philip Forth", "Roger Prithard"; donated 27 Dec 1922 by Mrs M.E. Arbuthnot, Leamington; letter from the donor dated Dec. 4th inserted UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Contemporary full calf with Royal coat of arms gold-stamped (added later?), rebacked and green cotton ties added UK-SuSCL