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Plato; Taylor, Thomas; Sydenham, Floyer; Olympiadorus
The Works of Plato, viz. His Fifty-Five Dialogues, and Twelve Epistles, Translated from the Greek; Nine of the Dialogues by the Late Floyer Sydenham, and the Remainder by Thomas Taylor: with Occasional Annotations on the Nine Dialogues Translated by Sydenham, and Copious Notes by the Latter Translator; in which is given the Substance of Nearly All the Existing Greek Ms. Commentaries on the Philosophy of Plato, and a Considerable Portion of Such as Are Already Published. in Five Volumes
London: Printed for Thomas Taylor, by R. Wilks, Chancery-Lane; and Sold by E. Jeffery, and R.H. Evans, Pall-Mall, 1804. London: Printed for Thomas Taylor, by R. Wilks, Chancery-Lane; and Sold by E. Jeffery, and R.H. Evans, Pall-Mall, 1804. First Thus. Large Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First thus. Bookplate of Parisian bookseller Hector Bossange on front endpapers, Astor Library stamp on title pages. Boards rubbed with minor restoration to corners, portion of corner of rear flyleaf on volume three absent. 1804 Large Hardcover. cxxiii, 544; 657; 600; 614; 720 pp. 4to. Red leather spines with gilt titles and decorations, marbled boards and endpapers. The first English translation of the complete works of Plato. Earlier translations contained only selected dialogues, abridged versions of works, etc., and many early translations of Plato were into Latin rather than English (Taylor notes this, and also mentions the primacy of his translation, in his dedication to Charles Howard, Duke of Norfolk). Thomas Taylor was also the first to translate Aristotle's complete works into English. This edition includes introductory information, a biographical sketch of Plato, and Taylor's extensive notes on his translations, and on those of Floyer Sydenham. The complete contents are as follows: General Introduction; Explanation of Certain Terms Peculiar to the Platonic Philosophy; Life of Plato by Olympiodorus; The First Alcibiades; The Republic; Additional Notes on the First Alcibiades, Extracted from the MS. Commentary of Proclus on That Dialogue; Additional Notes on the Republic; The L … [Click Below for Full Description]
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