Cicero: per Heritage Bookshop

[CICERO, Marcus Tullius.] [CAXTON, William, printer.] Here begynneth the prohemye upon the reducynge both out of latyn as of frensshe in to our englyssh tongue of the polytyque book named Tullius de senectute… [“Of Old Age” and “Of Friendship”] Westminster: William Caxton, 1481.

An outstanding, textually complete, fully signed and dated book by England’s first printer, printed in his most astonishingly beautiful and complicated type. This book is also the earliest printed translation of any Latin Classic into English.



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