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Xenophons treatise of House holde. by XENOPHON - Hardcover - 1573 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 127728)

Xenophons treatise of House holde.

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Xenophons treatise of House holde.


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London: John Allde,, 1573. Octavo (135 x 87 mm), 64 leaves. Twentieth-century ribbed blue cloth, spine lettered gilt. Woodcut decorative border to title, woodcut initials, printed in blackletter. Ownership stamp of Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, Herts., to front pastedown; pale dampmark; a very good copy. Sixth edition in English of Xenophon's Oeconomicus, first published by Thomas Berthelet in 1532, this edition the first to be published by John Allde, at his busy establishment at the Long Shop next to St Mildred Poultry, London. The text is a Socratic dialogue principally about household management and agriculture, one of the earliest works on economics in its original sense of household management. It is also one of the very few contemporary writings to discuss the position of both women and slaves in antiquity. The text was rendered into English by Gentian Hervet (1499-1584), the French humanist who spent some of his early career in the 1520s and 1530s in England and was tutored at Oxford by Thomas Lupset. ESTC gives three locations only: British Library, Bodleian, and Huntington.


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Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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