Armorial bound set of Plutarch’s Lives in Greek with arms of John Kaye, Bishop of Lincoln


Nine volumes of Plutarch [complete], bound in three small fat octavo volumes, 9 x 13.5cm. Each volume has the armorial on both front and rear board. The central section of the arms represents the see of Lincoln and the two outer sections John Kaye’s personal arms. They were published 1845-46 in Leipzig by Tauchnitii. Nine volumes [complete] bound in three vols, Vols 1 & 3 published 1845, Vol 2 in 1846. Uniformly bound in full calf gilt with large arms of John Kaye, Bishop of Lincoln blocked in gilt to both front and rear boards, labels missing but titles readable on spines, some rubbing, a little damage at head of 3rd volume. A very decorative little set. The text is entirely in Greek. John Kaye was Bishop of Lincoln 1827-53 and previously a notable Greek scholar at Cambridge where he passed over the chance of being Regis Professor of Greek in favour of another.

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