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Auction archive: Lot number 185

PLATO (?427-347 B.C.). The Works ... viz. His Fifty-Five Dialogues and Twelve Epistles, translated from the Greek , translated by Floyer Sydenham and Thomas Taylor, London: for Thomas Taylor, by R. Wilks and sold by E. Jeffery and R. H. Evans, 1804. ...

Auction 03.06.2003
3 Jun 2003
Estimate
£2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$3,321 - US$4,982
Price realised:
£2,232
ca. US$3,707
Auction archive: Lot number 185

PLATO (?427-347 B.C.). The Works ... viz. His Fifty-Five Dialogues and Twelve Epistles, translated from the Greek , translated by Floyer Sydenham and Thomas Taylor, London: for Thomas Taylor, by R. Wilks and sold by E. Jeffery and R. H. Evans, 1804. ...

Auction 03.06.2003
3 Jun 2003
Estimate
£2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$3,321 - US$4,982
Price realised:
£2,232
ca. US$3,707
Beschreibung:

PLATO (?427-347 B.C.). The Works ... viz. His Fifty-Five Dialogues and Twelve Epistles, translated from the Greek , translated by Floyer Sydenham and Thomas Taylor London: for Thomas Taylor by R. Wilks and sold by E. Jeffery and R. H. Evans, 1804. 5 volumes, 4° (290 x 240mm). Half titles, one folding engraved plate. (Occasional light spotting, upper margin of b1 in vol. I with closed tear, lower corner of 2 gatherings in vol. V creased.) Contemporary calf, blind-stamped border surrounded by gilt double fillet border, spines decorated gilt with floral motifs, contrasting leather lettering-pieces, marbled edges (head of spine of vols. I & IV chipped, front joints of vol. V cracked but firmly holding, extremities rubbed). FIRST COMPLETE EDITION OF PLATO'S WORKS IN ENGLISH. The work was begun by Floyer Sydenham, who translated nine of the dialogues, and finished by Thomas Taylor after Sydenham's death. Taylor also added a commentary and notes on the existing manuscript and on Plato's philosophy. Lowndes 1877. (5)

Auction archive: Lot number 185
Auction:
Datum:
3 Jun 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
Beschreibung:

PLATO (?427-347 B.C.). The Works ... viz. His Fifty-Five Dialogues and Twelve Epistles, translated from the Greek , translated by Floyer Sydenham and Thomas Taylor London: for Thomas Taylor by R. Wilks and sold by E. Jeffery and R. H. Evans, 1804. 5 volumes, 4° (290 x 240mm). Half titles, one folding engraved plate. (Occasional light spotting, upper margin of b1 in vol. I with closed tear, lower corner of 2 gatherings in vol. V creased.) Contemporary calf, blind-stamped border surrounded by gilt double fillet border, spines decorated gilt with floral motifs, contrasting leather lettering-pieces, marbled edges (head of spine of vols. I & IV chipped, front joints of vol. V cracked but firmly holding, extremities rubbed). FIRST COMPLETE EDITION OF PLATO'S WORKS IN ENGLISH. The work was begun by Floyer Sydenham, who translated nine of the dialogues, and finished by Thomas Taylor after Sydenham's death. Taylor also added a commentary and notes on the existing manuscript and on Plato's philosophy. Lowndes 1877. (5)

Auction archive: Lot number 185
Auction:
Datum:
3 Jun 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
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