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Delle vite de gli huomini illustri greci, et romani...Parte seconda (Lives of Famous Greek and Roman Men, Second Part)

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Author Plutarch, Printer Vincenzo Valgrisi (Italian, active 1540–1572)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

British Museum, STC Italian, p. 529


Overall: 21.5 x 16.8 x 3.8 cm (8 7/16 x 6 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 21 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1564) Quarto; 308 leaves [vol. II only; see preceding no. for vol. I]; contemporary limp vellum, dark tan cloth box.

Illustrations: medallic portraits of subjects within elaborate decorative borders.

Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1564


Old ownership inscriptions on title; Sylvester R. Koehler, Boston (1837-1900; first curator of prints, MFA), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler