8vo. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering. xxvi, 597pp. Very good. Would rate higher but for homely gash near spine center; ownership signature/inkstamped name on front flyleaf. A tight, nice early printing (undated, but binding suggests late1950s/early 1960s) of Modern Library Giant #G45, first published in 1957.
Acceptable. 1957 Hardcover 2nd. xxvi, 627 p. Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 586-587) Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Near Fine in Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Modern Library Giant, 1957. Anthology of Greek and Roman philosophy with introduction and appendices including Matthew Arnold's "Essay on Marcus Aurelius". Book Condition: near Fine; no text marks; slight wear to spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good; shelf wear at edges and corners; rubbing and some staining (esp. to rear).
Very Good + in Very Good jacket. A Modern Library Giant first edition, hardcover, has light bumps to spine ends, stain to upper edge of rear board at outside corner, and some dust and a small spot of soiling to top edge of text block, otherwise a bright, sharp, VG+ copy in VG dustjacket which has some rubbing, light edgewear with some faint creasing and a short closed tear to top edge of front panel, some areas of rubbing, and light soiling to rear panel.
Here is a book that embodies everything good about books: the chance to recapture the most precious insights of distant generations. The Stoics refined an approach to the world that is capable of overturning every other philosophical framework in the western tradition. Adopt this collection of ideas with hesitation; it is difficult to resist the pull, and why would you want to? All that we are conditioned to fear and avoid, the Stoics embrace with clarity and what can roughly be described as gratitude. Mostly misunderstood and forgotten now, these writers were luminaries in their time and their words shine, almost blindingly at times, off the pages.
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