Here is the title in full: "The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Compared Together by that Grave, Learned Philosopher and Historiographer Plutarch of Chaeronea, " translated out of Greek into French by James Amyot, and out of French into English by Thomas North, the text. For this edition by Roland Baughman with an introduction for this edition by Emil Ludwig. All first editions, published in 1941 by the Limited Editions club. The eight-volume set was designed by W.Dwiggins and was printed by The Southworth-Anthoensen Press of Portland, Maine. Fifteen hundred copies were made for members of The Limited Editions Club.
This is copy number 816, and W. Dwiggins signed his name on the second to last blank page of Vol. Each volume has a full-color illustrated double-title page, and illustrated chapter headings. VIII also includes a partial glossary of obsolete words and terms and an alphabetical list of all the Lives. Plutarch's Lives are among the most interesting and instructive works to have come down from Ancient Greece and Rome.
Sir Thomas North's translation of the Lives was first published in 1579, and Shakespeare drew heavily on them for three of his plays, Julius Caesar , Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra. In an early entry on North in the Encyclopedia Britannica, it said that it was almost impossible to overestimate the influence of North's vigorous English on contemporary writers, and some critics have called him the first master of English prose.
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