Epictetus his morals, with Simplicius his Comment. Made English from the Greek. By George Stanhope, late fellow of King's-College in Cambridge.

London: Printed for Richard Sare…and Joseph Hindmarsh, 1694. First edition of this translation by the Dean of Canterbury. Top forecorner of title-page torn, with loss of one letter. Contemporary ink annotations, correcting all the errors noted in the errata, a few marginal pencil marks from a later owner. Old ink annotation about Epictetus affixed to front pastedown. A good copy. Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked in modern sheep, gilt black calf spine label. Octavo. [16], 300, 317-552, [8] pp., including the errata leaf and page of publisher’s ads. Item #13832

Of George Stanhope (1660–1728) John Evelyn remarked: “This Mr Stanhop[e], is certainly one of the most accomplish[ed] preachers that in my life I ever heard, both for Matter, Eloquence, Action, Voice, Authority: & one of an excellent Conversation as I am told’ (Evelyn, 5.223, quoted in DNB). This translation went through a number of editions.

Wing E3153.

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