1737 Theophrasti (Theophrastus) Characteres Ethici Graece, et notis De Pauw


Theophrastus' twenty-eight characters of ethics, in parallel Greek and Latin text, from the celebrated 16th century edition of Isaac Casaubon, and with notes from the 18th century scholar Jan Cornelis de Pauw.

Theophrastus was an ancient Greek, native of Eresos, and successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school.

Physical Attributes -

Measures approx. 16 x 10.5 x 2.5 cm. Vellum binding, covering pasteboard boards; title on spine in an old hand. Pages - xl, 221, (3)

Condition -

See pictures. Worn vellum binding, with some cockling and stains to rear board; title in old hand on spine. Some soiling to binding. Lots of notes, in graphite, on pastedown and FFEP. Upper corner of FFEP clipped. Toning, especially near edges, and a little thumbing throughout. Light foxing to paper also. 32, 74 and 198 with graphite notes in the margin. Page 87 with 1 cm chip at fore-edge. Last few leaves with a small bump at fore-edge. Rear boards vellum turn-in at fore-edge starting to lift.

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