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The lives of the noble Grecians and Romanes, compared together by that graue learned philosopher and historiographer, Plutarke of Chæronea: translated out of Greeke into French by Iames Amyot, abbot of Bellozane, bishop of Auxerre, one of the kings priuy counsel, and great amner of Fraunce, and out of French into Englishe, by Thomas North.

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    SR - OS - 93.1/

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    [16], 1175, [1] p. ; 2°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: First leaf is blank. Signatures: *8 A-5F6. Contains "The lives of Annibal and Scipio African (attributed to Donato Acciajuoli) translated into French by Charles de la Sluce, and Englished by Thomas North" (p. 1131-1172) and "The comparison of Annibal with P. Scipio African" (p. 1173-1175) by Simon Goulart. Later editions contain still further interpolations.-- NUC pre-1956 imprints. Numerous errors in paging. Colophon reads: Imprinted at London by Thomas Vautrollier, dvvelling in the Blacke Friers by Ludgate. *1-A1 damaged at outer, upper and lower edges and expertly patched [in 1986]; margins and running titles cropped on several leaves, slightly affecting text; ink marks and smudges throughout UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 20066 Pforzheimer, 801 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1982. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640 ; 1712:12). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink inscriptions on tp. and *i: recording gift [c.1580] from Bp. of Chester to Henry Stanley, 4th Earl Derby; gift by Alice, wife of 5th Earl of Derby to William[-]; "Edwd. Stanly, 1611"; "William Hodgkinson"; "Edward Hodgkinson Booke Anno Domm 1649"; "Henry Wiglesworth"; full notes on provenance on sheet in box; purchased 1985 from Pickering and Chatto UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Modern full calf in box, by Maltby Oxford 1986; replaced late 19th cent. amateur binding retained in its own box