Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Foulis Edition

£750.00

[Greek title: Markou Antoninou autokratoros ton eis heauton biblia 12] Marci Antonini Imperatoris eorum quae ad seipsum libri XII… Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibus academicis excudebat R. Foulis, 1744

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Foulis issued two versions of the Meditations of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the same year; both follow Richard Ibbetson’s edition, but they were formatted differently. Our example is in two parts: the original Greek text followed by a Latin translation; the other version is a single volume in parallel text (Greek text with Latin translation on the facing page). Ibbetson’s edition was first published in Oxford in 1704; he was Archdeacon of Exeter at the time of his death in 1731.

Condition & Materials

8vo. pp. [iv], 128, 214, [xxiv]. Text in Greek, with Latin translation following. Contemporary French red morocco, gilt-ruled with floral device to spine, all edges gilt; letterpress book label to pastedown, ‘De la bibliotheque de Me. Esbran, Avocat au Parlement de Normandie, 1784’.

References

Gaskell, Foulis, 44; ESTC T149289

Title

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Foulis Edition

Author(s)

Marcus Aurelius

Editor(s)

IBBETSON, Richard

Publisher

FOULIS, Robert

Place of publication

Glasgow

Date of publication

1744

Binding

contemporary morocco