Reprinted from the Translation of John Llewelymn Davies and David James Vaughan by permission of Messrs Macmillan & Co.London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1898 Stock Code: 146060
First Humphreys edition. This is an elegant copy of Plato's Republic. Davies and Vaughan's "easy flowing" translation was originally published in 1852, and "was the most popular English rendering of the Republic until the appearance of Benjamin Jowett's translations of Plato's complete works" (Tschemplik).
2 volumes, quarto (216 x 174 mm). Finely bound for Hatchards in red half morocco,titles in gilt to spines, raised bands, decorative ruling in gilt to compartments, pink cloth boards ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.
Titles printed in red and black.
Bookseller's ticket of Charles J. Sawyer to rear pastedown of vol. 1. Discreet colour restorations to extremities, a few small black spots to spine of vol. 1, light shelf wear to lower edges, the bindings otherwise unfaded, internally fresh and clean; an attractive set.
Andrea Tschemplik, "The Republic: The Comprehensive Student Edition", 2005, p. 1.
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