PLATO, HIS APOLOGY OF SOCRATES, AND PHAEDO OR DIALOGUE CONCERNING THE IMMORTALITY OF MANS SOUL, AND MANNER OF SOCRATES HIS DEATH: Carefully translated fromt the Greek, and Illustrated by Reflections upon both the Athenian Laws, and ancient Rites and Traditions concerning the Soul, therein mentioned

Plato (427–347 BC)

Published by London Printed for James Magnes and Richard Bentley 1675
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The Rare First Edition in English of any work of Plato. Engraved frontispiece illustration entitled "Socrates Triumphans" and engraved head pieces, the title-page lettered in red and black. 8vo, original mottled calf, the back fully gilt in elaborate panel designs within compartments, separated by raised bands gilt tooled, red morocco lettering label gilt decorated. (44), 300. A fine and very attractive copy in pleasing contemporary state, very handsome and well preserved, the back expertly and perfectly restored. tidying the joints and re-gilding the tooled areas, lettering label refreshed. THE KING OF PHILOSOPHERS. ONE OF THE SUPREME TEXTS OF THE RENAISSANCE. AND THE FIRST TRANSLATION OF PLATO INTO ENGLISH. Plato’s reintroduction into European thought has had a total and sweeping effect in the realms of philosophy, science, and religion. These two texts are among Plato’s most important. The PHAEDO is Plato’s revered discussion ot the immortality of the human soul. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: London Printed for James Magnes and Richard Bentley 1675

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