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Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Foulis Edition

SKU: 9375
£750.00

Title:
Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Foulis Edition

Date of publication:
1744

Binding:
contemporary morocco

Editor(s):
Richard Ibbetson

Publisher(s):

  • Robert Foulis
  • Author(s):

  • Marcus Aurelius
  • [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

    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