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PLATO [Stephanus]
Platonis opera quae extant omnia. (The Complete Works of Plato)
[Geneva]: Henr. Stephani, 1578. First edition. vellum. Very Good +. The STEPHANUS Plato The Book That Established the UNIVERSAL REFERENCE System for Platos WritingsPLATO. Platonis opera quae extant omnia. (The Complete Works of Plato) [Title also in Greek], Henr. Stephani, [Geneva], 1578. First Greek/Latin Edition. Volume 1: TP + 16 unnumbered leaves [handwritten replacement preliminaries circa 18th c = Dedication to Queen Elizabeth + Studioso Lectori + Platone Epigrammata] + Catalogus Dialogorum + half title (with first page of text - unnumbered - on the verso) + 1 469 + 471 + 471 542.Volume 2: Half-title + blank leaf lettered AA.i. + 3 unnumbered leaves [printed replacement preliminaries circa 18th c. = Dedication to King James the Sixth of Scotland (later James the First of England) + Two Poems] + 3-701 + 672 673 + 704 992.Volume 3: Half-title + 3 unnumbered leaves [handwritten replacement preliminaries circa 18th c. = Dedication to the Republic of Bern + Poem] + AAAA.i. = Contents Page + 3-374 + 375 + 368 + 377-416 + 1-139; Folio.Three vols. 10.25 x 15.5 in., text block sheets are 10 x 15 in. Folio. "A great Renaissance author and scholar as well as a member of one of Europe's most illustrious families of printers, Henri Estienne II himself edited his grand Plato, for which he commissioned a new Latin translation by Jean de Serres. Together with his monumental 1572 Thesaurus graecae linguae, the lavish Plato was responsible, according to Schreiber, for securing both Estienne's scholarly reputation and his financial ruin" (Garden Ltd., #40). First Greek/Latin edi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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