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Biography Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Plutarch.; Thomas North, Sir; Jacques Amyot; Abraham Miller; W Lee; Francis Barlow; Cornelius Nepos; André Thevet
|Notes:||The biographies here attributed to Aemylius Probus are by Cornelius Nepos.
"The lives of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon ..." has separate title-page (leaf 4H5r)--dated 1656, register and pagination are continuous; "Prosopographia, or, Some select pourtraitures and lives of ancient and modern illustrious personages ... originally compiled ... by Andrew Thevet ... newly translated into English by some learned and eminent persons, and generally by Geo. Gerbier, alias D'Ouuilly ..." has separate pagination and title-page (leaf chi1) dated 1657, register is continuous.
Engraved title-page on A2r signed "Francis Barlow inventer."
Signatures: A⁸ B-4S⁶ 4T⁴ 4U⁶ chi²( -chi2) 5A-5K⁴ *-2*⁶ 3*⁶( -3*6).
Pagination: nos. 97-100, 444-445 omitted, 797-798 repeated; numerous other errors.
"An alphabeticall table of the principallest things ... ": p. - (1st sequence).
"Notes & explications upon Plutarch's Lives ... ": p. - (4th sequence).
Errata on A8r.
Publisher's advertisements on final leaf.
|Description:||, 443, 446-1031, , 76,  pages : portraits ; 34 cm (fol.)|
|Other Titles:||Prosopographia, or, Some select pourtraitures and lives of ancient and modern illustrious personages.
Some select pourtraitures and lives of ancient and modern illustrious personages.
Lives of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon.
|Responsibility:||compared together by that grave learned philosopher & historiographer Plutarch of Chaeronea ; translated out of Greek into French by James Amiot Abbot of Bellozane, Bishop of Auxerre, one of the King's Privy Counsel, and great Almner of France ; with the lives of Hannibal & Scipio African, translated out of Latin into French by Charles del'Escluse, and out of French into English by Sir Thomas North Knight ; hereunto are added the lives of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon, of Dionysius the Elder, tyrant of Sicilia, of Augustus Caesar, of Plutarch, and of Seneca, with the lives of nine other excellent chieftains of warre, collected out of Aemylius Probus by S.G.S. and Englished by the aforesaid translator ; and now also in this edition are further added the lives of twenty selected eminent persons, of ancient and latter times, translated out of the work of that famous historiographer to the King of France and Poland, Andrew Theuet ; to which, for clearer explanation and emendation of the former translation (in several places) are subjoyned notes and explications upon Plutarch's Lives, collected out of Xylander, Cruserus, Henry Stephanus and others, with the synchronism's and cotemporary persons with them, shewing the several ages in which they lived.|