Lives of the Ancient Philosophers; Comprehending a choice selection of their best maxims. Written for the education of a prince…Translated from the French, illustrated with notes, and preceded by a life of Fenelon. By John Cormack, A.M.
Fenelon, [François de Salignac de La Mothe].

Edinburgh: Printed by J. Pillans; sold by A. Constable, and J. Guthrie; and by Longman, London, 1803. First edition of this English translation of Fenelon’s study of the Greek philosophers. An earlier English translation appeared in 1726. Cormack’s translation is unaccountably rare in the first edition: OCLC lists but five copies (Northern Illin Spines worn and backstrips largely missing, but generally a sound copy. Original boards, uncut, printed paper label in Volume II. Two volumes, twelvemo. [2], viii, [2, errata], (Item ID: 14098)


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