Parallela … Vitae Illustrium Virorum Graeci Nominis ac Latini …
Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,
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.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.