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PLATO (trans. J.G. Schulthess)
Platons Unterredungen über die Gesetze, aus dem Griechischen übersetzt und mit Pere Grou's und eigenen Anmerkungen begleitet von J. G. Schultheß. Zürich: Joh. Caspar Füeßly, 1785, Zweyter Theil [ibid., idem] 1787.
1724. First edition of the earliest complete German edition of Plato's Laws -- the last and longest of the Platonic dialogues. The translator was the Swiss-born Johann [sometimes Hans] Georg Schulthess (1724-1804), founder in 1749 of the Berliner Montagsgesellschaft, which was one of the centres of the German Enlightenment. His translation was reprinted in 1842. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 2 volumes, xv, 477; vii, 526 pp., contemporary half leather over marbled boards, rubbed, spines worn at heads with some loss, without the labels, occasional light browning and spotting, the second volume with a small dampstain running through lower inner margin and some light creasing of lower corners, still a good set overall, distinctly scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books [Bristol, United Kingdom]
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