Porphyry [Prophyrius]. [Greek Title] De non necandis ad epulandum animantinus Libri IIII. Lyon: Claude Morillon, 1620. Krown & Spellman retail: $1000. First Greek-Latin Bi-lingual Edition. 8vo.
    a,e,i,o8,u4,A-2F8,2G4. [72],464,[8]p. Early 19th century full calf, gilt rules, spine gilt, title label, edges marbled to match marbled endpapers; minor edge worming at end, several pages of early notes on the blanks at the end. Small medallion portrait of Porphyry on t.p., head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    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.

    This is his famous work on the abstinence from the eating of animal flesh with some smaller works, and a life of Porphyry by Eunapius.     Schweiger I,274. Caillet 8841. Vicaire 704. Bitting 377. Bagnasco 1352.

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