London: Printed by Abraham Miller, and are to be sold by William Lee, at the Signe of the Turks-Head in Fleet-street, over against Fetter Lane, 1657. 1st edition thus, in this version (Wing P-2633). Cf PMM 48, for the importance of Lives. , 443, 446-687, 690-798, 797-861, 842-857, 860-861, 860-1031, , 76,  pp. Pp 334 - 335 mispaginated as 336-337; p. 401 as 403; 405 as 345; 588-589 as 558-559; 860 as 867; 858 as 867. Printed glosses. LIves of Epaminondas & Prosopographia with separate printed t.p., dated 1656 & 1657 respectively. William Lee advert leaf after the ode to Guttemberg [sic]. Engraved title leaf, printed in red. Biographies iIllustrated with vignettes, decorative capital letters begin opening paragraphs. Folio. 13-1/8" x 8-3/4". Period full speckled calf binding, 6 raised bands, with later rebacking (late 19th / early 20th C?). Red leather title label in second compartment. Marbled eps. Extremity wear to binding, with significant wear along joints [though boards solidly attached by the cords]. Armorial bookplate. A VG copy. Item #49442
Says PMM, "The 'Lives' are works of great learning and research, and Plutarch is careful to quote his authorities, whose number indicates a formidable amount of reading. ... Early translated, by Amhyot into French and by North into English, the influence of Plutarch's method has been constantly manifest in biographies of the modern great and the in the authors who have been inspired by it."
Of note is a profile of Gutenberg, wherein the beginning of printing is stated as 1442.