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IAMBLICHUS (ca. 250--ca. 330)
[De mysteriis. English. 1821]
Iamblichus on the mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians. Translated from the Greek by Thomas Taylor.
Chiswick printed by C. Whittingham; for the translator, Manor Place, Walworth, 1821.
xxiv, 365, [3] p. ; 23.0 cm. (8º)

Translation of De mysteriis Aegyptiorum, attributed to the Neoplatonist philosopher Iamblichus in response to his teacher Porphyry. The works of the latter were also translated by Thomas Taylor (q.v.), who in addition to his philosophical and translation activities, had been assistant secretary to the Society of Arts from 1797 to 1806. The final three pages list his translations and original works. Pages [1]--16 contain 'The Epistle Of Porphyry To The Egyptian Anebo'. An undated prospectus for the present work is loosely inserted in the copy of Taylor's translation of Proclus on the Timæus, 1820 (q.v.).

Copy Notes Inscribed by Soane in ink on front free-endpaper Decr. 1821 of Mr. Taylor the / Author.

Binding Publisher's C19th grey paper boards, printed paper spine-label reading 'Iamblichus On The Mysteries, &c. Translated By Thomas Taylor. Price 16s.'.

Reference Number 895


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