THUCYDIDES Eight Bookes of the Peloponnesian Warre, FIRST EDITION OF THOMAS HOBBES' TRANSLATION
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THUCYDIDES Eight Bookes of the Peloponnesian Warre, FIRST EDITION OF THOMAS HOBBES' TRANSLATION
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Lot Details
THUCYDIDES
Eight Bookes of the Peloponnesian Warre, FIRST EDITION OF THOMAS HOBBES' TRANSLATION, engraved pictorial title, 5 engraved maps, plates and plans (2 double-page, one folding with short tear repaired), neat tear to D2, early ownership inscription of D. Wright on blank margin of title, contemporary calf, some loss to extremities of spine, corners rubbed [STC 24058; Pforzheimer 493], folio (330 x 210mm.), Henry Seile, 1629

Footnotes

  • "This translation was an important achievement, establishing Hobbes at a stroke as one of the leading Grecianists of his day" (ODNB), Thucydides having a major influence on the development of Hobbes' philosophical and political thought.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that there is a tear to N3 without loss of text.
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