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** SALE ** PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE 1812 Thomas Taylor RARE Greek Metaphysics
1812. Was: $795.00 NOW: $695.00 [Aristotle] Taylor, Thomas. A Dissertation on the Philosophy of Aristotle in Four Books. In Which His Principal Physical and Metaphysical Dogmas Are Unfolded, and it is Shown, from Indubitable Evidence, that his Philosophy has not been Accurately Known Since the Destruction of the Greeks. The Insufficiency also of the Philosophy that has been Substituted by the Moderns for that of Aristotle, is Demonstrated. London: Printed for the Author by Robert Wilks, 1812. First Edition. Royal quarto (10.25 x 12.5 inches). Large paper copy. Bound in late 19th century half green morocco with buckram boards, raised bands to spine with gilt titles. Small gilt armorial crest to top compartment showing a flag-bearing lion, with the Latin motto: Dum Spiro Spero ("While I breathe, I hope"). Top edge waxed red. Fore-edge and bottom edge are fully untrimmed leaving very generous margins. Marbled endpapers. Half-title. xxviii + 577 pp (583): pages 581-583 incorrectly numbered 575-577. Extensive footnotes. Though it has been stated that only 50 copies of this volume were issued, it remains unclear as to the exact number of copies printed (see below). An extremely scarce volume. Corners show some scuffing and edge wear. Boards are rubbed. Faint cup rings on front and back boards. A bit of wear to spine. Bookplate of George Herbert Evans to pastedown. Some light soiling to the margins of half title and the first few pages. A very good copy of this extremely rare work. Taylor here presents the key elements of Aristotle's dogmas in their most genuine form, in the very … [Click Below for Full Description]
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