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PLATO
THE WORKS OF PLATO 1517 [PLATONIS OPERA] CONTEMPORARY FOLIO BINDING
Venice, Italy: Philippo Pincio Mantuano, 1517. Good to very good condition. [PLATO (427?-347 B.C.)]. Platonis Opera. Venetiis [Venice] a Philippo Pincio Mantuano hoc opus Impressum suit, Anno M.CCCCCXVII. Die, XXII, Aprilis. Hardcover. Third Latin edition, edited by Marsilio Ficino. Printed in Venice by Filippo Pincio, 1517. Coeval leather-bound. Thick folio, 2º, (320 x 220 x 70mm), ff. (6), CCCLXXXIX, (1). Signatures: 1⁶ a-z⁸ &⁸ [con]⁸ [rum]⁸ A-Y⁸ Z⁶. [Z⁶ blank]. Leaves numbered on rectos. Divided into thirty-six sections with sections numbered on versos, titles in capitals. Initial and terminal blanks present. Latin text with some words in Greek. Roman letter in lines of 58. Original blind-stamped calf backed wooden boards, spine with three raised bands, remnants of leather clasps. Simple title-page printed in red. Woodcut diagrams in the text, spaces for capitals with guide letters, shoulder notes, eleven-line decorative initial beginning a¹ recto, colophon and register present at verso bottom of last printed leaf. Condition: Collated complete. Binding tight and secure. Some worm-trail to d1-k7. Occasional light browning and spotting, with minor intermittent water-staining. Occasional marginalia and underscoring in early hand. Wooden boards a little holed and scuffed at corners, else an excellent example. [Adams P 1442; BM, STC Italian 524; Schweiger I, 248]. Listing note: Third edition of Ficino's translation of Plato into Latin (derived from that printed by Bern. De Choris in 1491), considered to be the best up to the 19th century. Paypal only. Worldwide tracked shippi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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