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PROCLUS, (ca. 410--485)
[Commentarii in Euclidem. English. 1792]
The philosophical and mathematical commentaries of Proclus, on the first book of Euclid's elements. To which are added, a history of the restoration of Platonic theology, by the latter Platonists: and a translation from the Greek of Proclus's theological elements. In two volumes. ...
London: printed for the author: and sold by T. Payne and Son; B. White and Son; J. Robson; T. Cadell; Leigh and Co. G. Nicol; R. Faulder; and T. and J. Egerton, 1792.
2 vols ; 27.2 cm. (4º)
I: [16], cxxx, 183, [1] p. : wdcut illus. (diagrs.)
II: [6], 444 p. : wdcut illus. (diagrs.)

Translation by Thomas Taylor. A reissue of the original 1788--89 edition, with cancel title-pages, and an errata / advertisement leaf following the title-page to vol. I. Includes a translation of the life of Proclus by Marinus. Title-pages with stipple-engraved vignettes. Volume II includes as an added title-page the 1789 title-page. Taylor was a Platonist philosopher and translator, and assistant secretary to the Society of Arts from 1797 to 1806. ESTC t143304.

Copy Notes Bought from Lackington for 18s. on 16 October 1794 (Jnl 2, p. 337). Inscribed in ink on vol. I half-title John Soane, with the price 18/~ in pencil on the verso. Inscribed in pencil at the foot of p. [1] C.J.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 1292


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