[Aristotle] Porphyry [Porphyrius]. In Arist(otelis) Praedicamenta per interrogationem & responsionem brevis explanatio. Necnon Dexippi In Aristotelis Praedicamenta Quaestionum Libri Tres. Venice: [Aniello Sanvito] for Girolamo Scoto, 1566. Krown & Spellman retail: $650. Folio. A-E6,F4. 62,[4]pp. Bound in modern (19th c.) paper wraps inner upper corner burn mark with some minor paper loss (no text affected), contemporary owner's signature on recto of last blank dated 1574 crossed through, minor dampstains. Large printer's device on t.p., and verso of last leaf. (V461), historiated initials. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Porphyry (A.D. 232/3-c305) scholar, philosopher, student of religion, and vegetarian. He wrote numerous works on philosophy, religion, philology, harmony. embryology, logic, etc. "Porphyry can be called a founder of Neoplatonism because, while the philosophy he upheld was in the main that of Plotinus, he made it possible for this philosophy to become, as it did, an institution throughout the Roman Empire. He arranged Plotinus' lectures for publication in their present form; he defended and developed their content in independent works of own; third, he enabled some of the much more systematic, not to say more teachable, philosophy of Aristotle to be included even by Platonic professors in a university curriculum...  His commentaries on Plato have perished too; so have those on Aristotle, except for the introduction to the Categories known as the Isagoge and an elementary treatise on the same work."[Ency. of Philosophy] EDIT 16 (on-line) nc32279 (5 copies only). Hoffmann III,286. Schweiger, Greek, 275.BM STC (Ital.) 535. Not in Adams, Marshall, or OCLC.

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