Abhandlung uber die menschlichen Pflichten in drey Buchern aus dem Lateinischen
CICERO, Marcus Tullius; GARVE, Christian (trans.)
The book title translates to "Treatise on human duties in three books," usually shortened to "On Duties." Cicero's work about the best way to live and behave is here translated from Latin to German by Christian Garve, one of the best-known philosophers of the late Enlightenment period. The font is printed in German fraktur script, in use from the 16th century until 1940.
- Publisher: Johann Baptist Strobel
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1784
- Place Published: Munich
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Ex library- fair
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
259 p. 20 cm. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Cicero. Half leather with paper boards. All edges red. Spine label chipped, boards rubbed, corners worn. Bookplate from the Library of British Columbia, "Gift of H. R. MacMillan" on front pastedown. Corner cut out of front free endpaper with ink signature from 1855 below. Rear pastedown has numerical notes, ink stamp and label residue. Someone has drawn a mustache and goatee on Cicero. Ink stamps on title page.