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TAYLOR, Thomas (trans.) Ocellus Lucanus on the Nature of the Universe.
London : 1831First edition of Taylor's translation of these four ancient Greek philosophers. The neoplatonist Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) was a prolific translator of ancient Greek writing, and was the first to translate the complete works of Plato and Aristotle into English. He was such a committed Hellenist that he and his wife are reputed to have conversed only... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124726
EVANS-WENTZ, Walter Yeeling. The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
London : 1927First edition in English, first impression, of the "bar do thos grol", translated as "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" by the author (but not known as such in Tibet) for the similarities he found it bore with the "Egyptian Book of the Dead". This title is rare in such excellent condition.
Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965) was an American anthropologist... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 144464
PLATO. Omnia Platonis opera.
Venice : 1513Editio princeps, that is the first edition in the original Greek. This edition of Plato was just one of many Greek editiones principes printed by Aldus, though it can also be viewed in contrast to his Aristotle (printed by Aldus in 1495-98); Aristotle was beloved of scholastic philosophers, and Plato was traditionally seen as an enemy to Christianity.... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 142409
ISHERWOOD, Christopher, & Swami Prabhavananda (trans). Bhagavad-Gita.
Hollywood : 1944First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Mary Herbold, with gratitude and good wishes, Christopher Isherwood", and signed within this also by his fellow translator the great guru Swami Prabhavananda. This is a superb association copy of this significant English translation of this major Vedic text.
The... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 143597
MAXIMUS OF TYRE. Maximi Tyrii Dissertationes,
London : 1740First edition edited by the "outstanding classical scholar" Jeremiah Markland, described by the printer and publisher John Nichols as "one of the most learned and penetrating critics of the eighteenth century" (cited in ODNB). This handsome quarto was printed by the learned and highly accomplished William Bowyer. Maximus of Tyre was a second century... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 141409