Paris: Claude Barbin, 1691. Early edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good condition. Item #018426
Two volume set, complete. Rebound in brown cloth with gilt-lettered leather spine labels. Vol. I: published 1691; 252 pages (in 8's and 4's) followed by 284 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontisportrait and an in-text engraved vignette. Vol. II: published in 1690; pagination continues to 748 including a page detailing "Fautes d'impression." There are small creases to several corners, and minor toning to the page edges, with the text remaining quite clean. The title page of the first volume has early ink handwriting identifying the translator, which has bled over onto the frontisportrait somewhat. 18th Century bookplates neatly reattached to the front pastedowns: Pacifice Godefroy. Shows three boars heads with two boars standing. Translated by André and Anne Dacier. Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180. Early edition; not a first edition.