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    [Thomas Taylor]. Aristotle. The Rhetoric, Poetic, and Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle... London, 1811. First edition. From the James and Deborah Boyd Collection.

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    [Thomas Taylor, translator and editor]. London: Printed for the Translator, 1811. First edition, one of a presumed edition of only fifty copies. Quarto, xxviii, 604 pages. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards. Rebacked to style in modern calf. Spine lettered in gilt with four raised bands. Some wear to contemporary boards. Hinges repaired. Text foxed. Overall, a very good copy of this rare item.

    Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) devoted his life to the translation of Greek philosophy, and produced the first complete English language translation of Plato. "His translations represent a side of Greek thought that but for him would be unrepresented in English literature." (Axon, Thomas Taylor the Platonist, page 12).



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