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Lysis

by Plato; illustrated by Lynton Lamb

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London: Fulcrum Press, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Lynton Lamb. Beautiful fine press edition: Number 216 of 750 copies set in 13 pt. Poliphilus type and printed by Richard Madley on Barcham Green hand made paper. 9.25 X 6 ins. Not paginated but 40 pp. + Colophon. Black cloth with gilt spine titling. Repeat pattern endpapers by the artist. Frontispiece, title page and 5 wood engravings in text by Lynton Lamb. Fine copy in full black cloth, faint and elegant inscription on front blank. Lovely book, in mylar protective wrap.

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Writing in the fourth century B.C., in an Athens that had suffered a humiliating defeat in the Peloponnesian War, Plato formulated questions that have haunted the moral, religious, and political imagination of the West for more than 2,000 years: what is virtue? How should we love? What constitutes a good society? Is there a soul that outlasts the body and a truth that transcends appearance? What do we know and how do we know it? Plato's inquiries were all the more resonant because he couched them in the form of dramatic and often highly comic dialogues, whose principal personage was the ironic, teasing, and relentlessly searching philosopher Socrates.In this splendid collection, Scott Buchanan brings together the most important of Plato's dialogues, including Protagoras, The Symposium, with its barbed conjectures about the relation between love and madness, Phaedo and The Republic, his monumental work of political philosophy. Buchanan's learned and engaging introduction...

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Bookseller
Blue Sky Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
4030
Title
Lysis
Author
Plato; illustrated by Lynton Lamb
Illustrator
Lynton Lamb
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First edition
Publisher
Fulcrum Press
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1930

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