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Epictetus; Thomas Wentworth Higginson, trans.  The works of Epictetus. Consisting of his discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., (1890). 12mo (18 cm, 7"). 2 vols. I: xvii, [3], 221, [1] pp. II: iv, 288 pp.
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"A new and revised edition," translated by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. "It is always pleasant to an author, or even to a translator, when he finds a renewed demand for his work after an interval of twenty-five years . . . [this] translation has undergone a good deal of revision during this long interval, and now bears few traces of Mrs. [Elizabeth] Carter's — on which it was originally based" (p. iii).

Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped title and Art Nouveau decorations; spines and board edges sunned, extremities rubbed, vol. I front joint refurbished. Front fly-leaves each with pencilled ownership inscription dated 1910. Two leaves in vol. I with short edge tears, not touching text; a few signatures opened badly, with portions of leaves attached to the next; several leaves trimmed short. Many signatures in vol. II unopened. => A pretty pair.  (35007)   Please RESHELVE This.


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