EVELYN (JOHN, translator) JOHANNES CHRYSOSTOMUS, Saint. The Golden Book of St. John Chrysostom, Concerning the Education of Children. Translated out of the Greek by J.E. Esq;

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EVELYN (JOHN, translator) JOHANNES CHRYSOSTOMUS, Saint. The Golden Book of St. John Chrysostom, Concerning the Education of Children. Translated out of the Greek by J.E. Esq;

£ 3,000 - 4,000
US$ 3,700 - 4,900
EVELYN (JOHN, translator)
JOHANNES CHRYSOSTOMUS, Saint. The Golden Book of St. John Chrysostom, Concerning the Education of Children. Translated out of the Greek by J.E. Esq;, first edition, issue with the author's initials in the letter-press, title printed in red and black, woodcut ornaments, with one initial blank (of 2) and blank A12, some light soiling, paper flaws in margins of A6 and E6 (former with catch-word shaved), 2 short tears without loss in margins of C11-12, one early ink manuscript correction to final leaf, book label of Anthony Fair, crushed red morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, sides with triple outer and inner rule borders with cornerpieces, gilt panelled spine, inner gilt dentelles, g.e. [Wing C3978; Keynes (Evelyn) 12], 12mo, D[avid] M[axwell] for G. Bedel and T. Collins, 1659

Footnotes

  • Evelyn's work on the education of children, "perhaps the most personal and attractive of all Evelyn's publications... It is extremely uncommon in any form" (Keynes).

    The book was translated from a Greek manuscript recently found in Paris, soon after the deaths of two of Evelyn's sons within the space of three weeks. The younger was only a few weeks old, but it was the death of the five-year old Richard which caused his father overwhelming grief, and formed the subject of much of the Epistle dedicatory ("...But my tears mingle so fast with my Inke that I am forced to break off here, and be silent...").
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