Moral Virtue Delineated [Frontsipece]
Engraving with very large margins, rare, platemark 225 x 170mm (9 x 6¾"). Foxing upper right; crease.
In 1721 the novelist and translator Penelope Aubin (1679?-1738), who introduced the English to various French texts, edited 'Doctrine of Morality … According to the Stoick Philosophy' (1721), Thomas Mannington Gibbs's translation of the work by Marin le Roy, sieur de Gomberville. This was republished in 1726 as 'Moral Virtue Delineated', with a frontispiece by Aubin, from which this is the frontispiece.
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