Cato Major: or, The Book of Old Age. First written by M.T. Cicero. And Now Excellently Englished by William Austen of Lincolns Inne, Esquire. With Annotations Upon the Names and Men and Places.

Publisher: London: Printed for William Leake, 1671.
Edition: Second edition, as stated on the title-page, but a reissue of the first edition sheets of 1648, with a new title-page.
Bibliographical References: Wing C-4289; ESTC R31647.
Condition: Binding somewhat worn at the edges, but a very good copy. Uncommon.
Book ID: 28006


12mo, contemporary blind-ruled sheep, later black leather label, gilt lettering. Engraved title. One page of publisher's advertisements.


One of the earliest editions in English of Cicero's famous treatise on old age, translated by poet and writer William Austin (1587-1634). Austin's translation was published posthumously when a copy of the manuscript fell into the hands of stationer William Leake. See the DNB.

Price: $950.00