Plutarchi Chaeronensis Philosophorum & Historicorum principis Varia Scripta, que Moralia uulgo dicuntur, uere autem Bibliotpheca & Penus omnis doctrinae appellari possunt
Basileae [Basel]: 1574. Hardcover. A compilation in Greek of the writings of Plutarch, including his Moralia but various other philosophical and historical writings as well. The Greek text is preceded by a several page letter of dedication in Latin, along with a frontispiece portrait of the Roman general Scipio. Bound in dark brown leather with gilt rulings to covers and gilt decorations to the spine compartments along with a spine label "Plutarchi Opera." Binding is chipped, bumped and worn with weakened joints. There was an attempt to reinforce or repair the joints with newer leather but it was not done well. The hinges are cracked but the text block is holding firm. Marbled endpapers, with front free endpaper detached. Text pages are browned and have occasional spots throughout. A few words and lines have been underlined. Pages 413-417 have a square brown spot possibly an offset from a piece of paper. Despite condition, this is an interesting work first published almost 450 years ago. Measures 8 x 12 inches. 679 pages plus index in both Greek and Latin. PHIL/011823. Very Good -.