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IAMBLICHUS.
Iamblichi Chalcidensis, ex Syria coele De vita Pythagorae, & Protrepticae orationes ad philosophiam lib. II. Nunquam hactenus visi; nunc vero graece & latine primum editi cum necessariis castigationibus & notis, additae sunt in fine Theanus, Myiae, Melissae & Pythagorae aliquot epistolia Gr. & Lat. Iohanne Arcerio Theodoreto Frisio authore et interprete.
1598. N. pl., In Bibliopolio Commeliniano, (Colophon at the end: Excudebat Aegidius Radaeus Ordinum Frisiae Typographus Franequerae, 1598), 1598. 4to. (XVI),224;176;80 (recte 78) p. Modern calf antique style 20.5 cm (Ref: STCN ppn 056031661; Not in VD17; Hoffmann 2,387/88; Ebert 10710; Caillet 5493; Brunet 3,493; Graesse 3,446; Pettegree/Walshby, Netherlandish Books, 16387) (Details: Back gilt and with 5 raised bands. Printer's mark on the title, depicting a woman, the naked truth, seated on a cubus, and holding a radiant sun in her right hand. In her left hand she holds an opened book and a palm leaf. Her feet rest on the globe; the garland of fruit which surrounds her shows a ribbon with the text in Greek: 'Alêtheia Pandamatôr' (Allmighty Truth). Woodcut initials. Text printed in 2 columns, Greek parallel to Latin. At the end have been added 52 pages with 'castigationes et notae' by Arcerius to the 'Life of Pythagoras' and the 'Protrepticae Orationes') (Condition: Boards slightly scratched, endpapers renewed. Some small old ink annotations. Paper yellowing) (Note: This is the 'editio princeps' of the first and second book of a 10 volume encyclopedia on Pythagorism written by the late antique neoplatonist philosopher Iamblichus, ca. 240 - 325 AD, i.e. the 'Biography of Pythagoras' and the 'Introduction to philosophy' (logos protreptikos epi philosophian). 4 of the 10 books survived, the rest is lost. Added are also the 'editiones principes' of 6 letters, now considered to be apocryphical Pythagorean letters, of the women philosophers Theano (3), Mya (1), Melissa (1), and a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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