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Easton Press "Plato: Complete Works" Leather Bound Limited Edition, Complete 4 Volume Matching Set
Easton Press "Plato: Complete Works" Leather Bound Limited Edition, Complete 4 Volume Matching Set


 
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Very Fine without any flaws for the three volumes. One of the volumes has some light loss to the gilded page edges. Read description for full details. Unread books with square and tight spines. Sharp corners without any bookplates attached or indication of any removed

  $449.00
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Edition: Easton Press (2001)
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: Complete Matching Set
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.5"


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Product Code: 470-105

Description
 
Easton Press, 2001. "Plato Complete Works". A complete and matching 4 volume leather bound set. Full genuine leather. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. This is a four volume set in black leather with gold stamping. A beautiful set of the greatest philosopher of ancient Greece and arguably of all the western philosophy. A rare find of this publication set.

  • Edited, with Introduction and Notes by John M. Cooper
  • Associate Editor: D.S. Hutchinson.


List of titles:

  1. "Complete Works" Vol. I [Very Fine]
  2. "Complete Works" Vol. II (Very Near Fine with some loss to gilt in one area)
  3. "Complete Works" Vol. III [Very Fine]
  4. "Complete Works" Vol. IV [Very Fine]


About Plato

Plato was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Alfred North Whitehead once noted: "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato."

Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics. His lasting themes include Platonic love, the theory of forms, the five regimes, innate knowledge, among others. His theory of forms launched a unique perspective on abstract objects, and led to a school of thought called Platonism. Plato's writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts.

Features

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations


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