L.A. Seneca the philosopher, his booke of consolation to Marcia
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Published by Printed by E.P. for Henry Seile ... in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Consolation -- Early works to 1800

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Edition Notes

Other titlesConsolation to Marcia
Statementtranslated into an English poem.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
ContributionsFreeman, Ralph, Sir, fl. 1610-1655., Codrington, Robert, 1601-1665., Purslowe, Elizabeth, fl. 1633-1646, printer., Seile, Henry, d. ca. 1661, bookseller., Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1778-1869, former owner., English Printing Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA6665 .A3 1635
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], 46, [2] p. (the first and last leaves blank) ;
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16429915M
LC Control Number22007789

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