Parallela … Vitae Illustrium Virorum Graeci Nominis ac Latini …

Creator

Plutarch.

Title

Parallela … Vitae Illustrium Virorum Graeci Nominis ac Latini …

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,

Date

August 1519.

Description

Aldus Manutius printed Plutarch’s Moralia in 1509, but this 1519 edition is the first Aldine edition to include the Greek text of his Parallel Lives of Famous Greeks and Romans. In his prefatory dedication to Pietro Bembo, Gian Francesco Torresani observes that “just as farmers produce fruit, so it is only right that booksellers produce books.” Bound in contemporary Venetian goatskin.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Plutarch. , “Parallela … Vitae Illustrium Virorum Graeci Nominis ac Latini … ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed December 19, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/235.

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