Plato’s Symposium Or Supper. This Edition Consists Of 1250 Copies, Printed At The Whitefriars Press On Arnold Unbleached Hand-made Paper: Of Which This Is Number 278. ‘this Version Has Had The Advantage Of Correction And Revision From The Rev. R. G. Bury, Litt.d., From Whose Greek Text The Translation Was Originally Made.’
The Fortune Press.
Newly translated by francis birrell and shane leslie.
Small 8vo. 7 x 4.75 inches. [iv] + 130 pp. Title page in red and black. Bound in black buckram, gilt. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities, browning of flyleaves and foxing of lower edges; otherwise a very good clean copy. Signature of John Romilly Roget on first free endpaper. Decorated by vignettes, including title page with decorative border and head and tailpieces. The Symposium of the Greek philosopher, Plato (c.427-348 BC). Translated from the Greek text of R. G. Bury (1869-1951) by Francis Birrell (1869-1925), writer associated with The Bloomsbury Group and Shane Leslie, Irish diplomat, writer and Baronet (from 1944). The Fortune Press was founded in 1924 by Reginald Caton (1892-1971). Such was his admiration for the 1924 Nonesuch Press edition of The Symposium, by the same translators, that he published this almost identical edition himself, which naturally caused him many legal difficulties. Printed by the Whitefriars Press, Tonbridge, Kent.
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