32mo in 8s (72 x 49 mm), pp. 95, ; a very good copy in contemporary vellum.
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To tou Epiktetou encheiridion. Ex editione Joannis Upton accurate expressum.
The first miniature Foulis edition of Epictetus in Greek, and the first Foulis Epictetus in Greek only; it had been preceded by a larger format, duodecimo (1748) edition in Greek and Latin. A 1765 reissue was, according to ESTC, reset.
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