Title: To tou Epiktetou encheiridion. Ex editione ...
Publisher: Glasguae [Glasgow] Excubdebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis.
Publication Date: 1751
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
32mo in 8s. 95,  printed pages, on laid paper, Edited by John Upton. Printed ex libris of H.G. Doggett on front paste-down endpaper. 49 x 72mm. Contemporary brown calf, gilt scrollwork on board edges; richly patinated (hinges sympathetically strengthened; corners slightly worn; gilt on spine largely rubbed off). First miniature Foulis edition of Epictetus solely in Greek; there was an earlier 1748 duodecimo edition in Greek and Latin. A 1765 reissue was reset, according to ESTC. The 18th-century miniature editions of Greek classics by the Foulis brothers in Glasgow were highly praised in their day - reputedly, Boswell called the Foulis brothers, "the Elzeviers of Glasgow". The Enchiridion or Handbook of Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus. Although the content is mostly derived from the Discourses of Epictetus, it is not a summary of the Discourses but rather a compilation of practical precepts. Bondy, 24. Gaskell, 190. Nauroy, 51. Spielmann, 9. Welsh, 2680. Seller Inventory # 5309