De Vitis, Dogmatibus et Apophthegmatibus Clarorum Philosophorum Libri X. Graece et Latine.

  • Diogenes Laertius
  • Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Henricum Wetstenium [Henricus Wetstein] 1692
  • Dibdin I 503-4.


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4to, 2 vols, pp. [xvi], 672 + 25 engraved plates; [viii], 590, [56]. Title-pages in red and black with engraved vignettes, extra engraved title page in first volume. Near contemporary tan crushed morocco, boards bordered with gilt rules, gilt spines divided by raised bands, red labels, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. A touch of foxing. Somewhat rubbed, extremities a little worn, a few marks and scratches.


This edition of Diogenes Laertius' work, edited by the Danish scholar Marcus Meibomius (c. 1630-1710), is hailed by Dibdin as 'not only a very elegant and beautiful work, but it is by far the most critical and perfect edition of Diogenes Laertius which has ever been submitted to the public.'

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