Glasguae [Glasgow]: In Aedibus Academicis Robertus Foulis, 1744. First edition thus. Hardcover. Foolscap 12mo. 15 cm x 9 cm. , 4-91, , 2-91,  pp. Contemporary mottled calf with the spine in six compartments, gold decorations on the spine, red morocco label lettered in gold on the spine; all edges decoratively speckled. Title page in Latin and Greek; text in original Greek on the left, Latin translation on the right. Armorial bookplate of A.A. Tilley on the front pastedown. Gaskell 47. The parallel text issue according to Gaskell. The Foulis Press first published Epictetus in English in 1743. This is the first Foulis Epictetus in Greek and Latin. The volume of course includes a work by Prodicus and a poem by Cleanthes. Epictetus was one of the most prominent Stoic thinkers, concerned with self-regulation, integrity, and proper perception of one's personal circumstances. In many ways his philosophy accords with modern psychology: Epictetus argues that one ought to only concern themselves with their efforts in achieving their personal goals, and that one should not stress about that which is out of their control. His Enchiridion, or Handbook, is a shortened version of his magnum opus, the Discourses. A handsome antiquarian omnibus, with works by three different authors of antiquity, difficult to find. Very Good. Item #000010458
Very Good with the front joint starting but binding is holding firm, the crown of the spine shows a small chip.