THE EMPEROUR MARCUS ANTONINUS. HIS CONVERSATION WITH HIMSELF: TOGETHER WITH THE PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE OF THE LEARNED GATAKER: AS ALSO, THE EMPEROUR'S LIFE [...]. Marcus Aurelius, Jeremy Collier, text, translation.

THE EMPEROUR MARCUS ANTONINUS. HIS CONVERSATION WITH HIMSELF: TOGETHER WITH THE PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE OF THE LEARNED GATAKER: AS ALSO, THE EMPEROUR'S LIFE [...]

London: Printed for the Executors of Richard Sare, and sold by R. Williamson, 1726. Third Edition, Corrected. Collier's translation of the Roman emperor's personal writings, a key work of Stoic philosophy. This edition printed by William Bowyer; his records show 1,000 copies printed (cf. Maslen & Lancaster (The Bowyer Ledgers) 1203). ESTC T153970. Item #3889

Octavo (20cm); contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, decorative elements and title stamped in gilt on spine; frontispiece portrait, [8],331,[3]pp. Modest external wear, with some heavier wear (and resulting board exposure) to corners, and a 1" crack to upper front joint; holograph ownership notations to title page ("Ex Libris / Jacobi Ford / 1744"), with tiny numerical notation in the same hand to front pastedown; subtle toning to preliminary leaves, some occasional faint foxing to margins, with a 2.5" streak to p.183, and some old, faint damping to margins on terminal leaves; hinges sound; Very Good, unrestored.

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