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Three-quarter binding with marbled papers over blue leather, gilt trimmed with gilt spine titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, 12 by 18.5 cm, xliii 452 pp. Strong, stable binding with rubbing and wear at the corners and hinges, the upper margin of the title page removed (presumably to remove a name), and a charming bookplate for Mary S. Peabody on the front pastedown (no designer noted). Epictetus, the Greek Stoic philosopher, taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are beyond our control; we should accept calmly and dispassionately whatever happens. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline (Wikipedia).