New York: The Heritage Press, 1941. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #2320416
Near fine copies in a very good publisher slipcase. Light stains on one panel of slipcase. No jacket. Spines of both volumes lightly toned.
xlix, 942; 944-1926 pp. Two volume set. Translated into English by Thomas North, from the French of Jame Amyot, edited by Roland Baughman, introduction by Emil Ludwig. The purpose of this selected edition of Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives is to present those biographies which reveal both Plutarch and North at their very best. In the selection process, three principal criteria have been kept in mind: the historical significance of the subjects; the sympathy, understanding, and familiarity with which Plutarch dealt with them; and the fidelity cum Elizabethan vigor and stately power of phrase which North employed, and which Shakespeare was content to borrow on more than one occasion. The present selection comprises, then, fourteen pairs of Lives, complete with comparisons.