Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1859. First US edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #20755 .
5 Volumes, large 8vos. Bindings of textured brown cloth embossed in b blind on the boards and spines. and with gilt titles on the spines,. Chocolate-colored coated endpapers. Publisher's catalogue dated March, 1859, bound in the front of volume 1 between the pastedown and free endpaper.
This is a set in original publisher's cloth in superb condition. The cloth is still bright and fresh with hardly any trace of age or wear.
Dryden issued his translation of Plutarch's Lives from 1683-1686. Clough corrected the Greek text an revised the Dryden translation accordingly to make it more accurate and faithful to Plutarch.