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Plato - Floyer Sydenham, trans.

Dialogues. [With:] Onomasticon Theologicum; or, an Essay on the Divine Names according to Platonic Philosophy. London: for W. Sandby, 1767-1780; 1784

5 volumes, large 4to (11 3/8 x 9 in.; 289 x 229 mm.). Section titles dated 1759-1780, 1 folding plate in vol. 2 and in vol. 4 ; occasional marginal soiling or spotting. Contemporary diced russia, gilt roll-tooled borders, spine gilt; rebacked, original spines laid down.


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first collected edition of Plato, containing the first editions in English of many of the Dialogues. This was the first attempt at a true collected works of Plato interrupted by Sydenham's untimely death in debtor's prison. The Dialogues here translated include: Io, Greater Hippias, Lesser Hippias, Banquet, Symposium, Rivals, Meno, First Alcibiades, Second Alcibiades, Philebus, many of which are the first editions in English.(The Rivals, and 1st and 2nd Alcibiades appeared in 1701). Both the Symposium and the Philebus were published in two separate parts at different dates and these particular works are rarely found complete.

Sydenham wrote several important essays, each of them published separately, to form part of these collected works: A synopsis of the works of Plato; A Dissertation on the Doctrine of Heraclitus; Onomasticum Theologicum, or an Essay on the Divine Names according to the Platonic Philosophy. This latter essay is especially rare. The 1804 collected Works of Plato (by Thomas Taylor), reprints Sydenham's translations.

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