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Title: Epicteti Quae supersunt Dissertationes Ab Arriano Collectae: Enchiridio Fragmentisque in fine adjectis. Recensuit Notisque illustravit Joannes Uptonus Praeb. Rossensis.
Description: Londini: Imprensis Thomae Woodward, 1739, 1741. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. Small 4to, 196 x 146 mms., pp. [xvi], [5] 5 - 680; [681 - 683- 684 - 792 [793 Errata, 794 blank]] [3] - 4 - 277 [288 blank, 289 - 3778 Indexes], with a drop-title in volume 2 on 5ir, reading "In Dissertationes Epicteti Ab Arriano Collectas Notae et Emedationes Joannis Uptoni; cume integris Annotationibus Jacobi Schegkii, Ieronymi Wolfii, Selectique aliorum Virorum doctorum Noties," contemporary calf, spines ornately gilt in compartments, red morocco labels; some occasional foxing and very slight damp-staining, tops and base of spines chipped and front joints very slightly cracked, but a good and attractive set, with the book label of George Proctor Upton on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume; he was mayor of Lyme Regis in the early 19th century and a descendent of John Upton. A Latin translation is below the Greek text. The editor, John Upton (1707 - 1760), was the son of the schoolmaster and scholar James Upton (1671 - 1741). "An accomplished classical and literary scholar, he published an excellent edition of Arrian's Epictetus in two volumes (173941)..." (ODNB). The Greek historian, philosopher, and scholar Lusicus Flavius Arrianus (c. 86 - c. 160) attended lectures given by Epictetus, and his edition contains virtually everything we know about the life of Epictetus.

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Price: GBP 825.00 = appr. US$ 1178.09 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
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