PLATO; FICINO, Marsilio (ed.)

PLATO; FICINO, Marsilio (ed.), Platonis de Rebus Divinis Dialogi Selecti Graece & Latine … in commodas sections disperiti. Annexo ipsarum Indice

Cantabrigiae (Cambridge): Ex Officina Joann. Hayes, Impensis Joann. Creed, 1683.

£ 800

8vo (19 x 12.5 cm), A-R8, [7], 256 pp. [2]. Title-page in red and black. Greek and Latin type. Top right corner of title page repaired, with small portion of text missing. Some browning and slight foxing throughout; damp-stain on bottom right corner of pp. 241-248 not affecting the text and on last flyleaf. Contemporary dark tan calf; double fillet blind-stamp decoration on cover; spine in five raised compartments with gilt label on red leather. A good copy.

A rare 17th-century edition of the works of Plato, edited and translated by the Italian philosopher Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499). Ficino’s translation was the first Latin translation of the complete works of Plato. This 1683 Cambridge edition includes many of Plato’s most famous works including: Dialogues with Socrates and Crito, On Justus, On Religion, Phaedrus, and the Immortalitate Animorum.