Platonis Opera Omnia Uno Volumine Comprehensa
Sumptibus et Typis Caroli Tauchnitii.
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 8.25 x 11.75 inches. xv + [i] + 725 +  pp. Title page, preface, index, headings, etc. in Latin, main text and notes in Greek in double columns. Bound in contemporary half vellum, gilt, over maroon boards; spine in compartments decorated gilt, with contrasting maroon morocco title label. Marbled endpapers. Some pages uncut. Ink inscription crossed through on on fourth blank free endpaper. A little wear to extremities and browning of fore edge, but otherwise a very good copy. Complete edition of the works of the Greek philosopher, Plato (c.427-348 BC) by the notable German Plato scholar, Gottfried Stallbaum (1793-1861), Professor of the University of Leipzig and Rector of the Thomasschule zu Leipzig. This handsomely bound copy was owned by F. E. Smith, later 1st Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930), notable barrister and Conservative politician, holding high office. He held the title Viscount (between those of Baron and Earl), 1921-22. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING.
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