The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy.

(Item #5319) The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy. with, M. Dacier.
The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy.
The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy.
The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy.
The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy.
The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy.
The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy.
The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy.
First collected edition of Plato's Dialogues in English and the first English translations of the majority.
The Works of Plato, Abridg'd. with An Account of his Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues, viz. 1. Human Nature, 2. Prayer, 3. Wisdom, 4. Holiness, 5. What one out to do. 6. Immortality of the Soul, 7. Valour, 8. Philosophy.

London: Printed for A. Bell, at the Cross-Keys and Bible in Cornhill, near Stocks-Market, 1701. First English language edition. Two volumes, bound as one in modern full calf. Octavo (pages 190 x 120mm): collating: [iv[, 328, [iv ads]; 336, complete. A Very Good+ copy overall in a serviceable modern binding.

Translated into English and abridged by Joseph Stennett. Two Dialogues: "The Apology of Socrates" and "Phaedo," had previously been translated into English by William Charleton and published in 1675, but the others: “Alcibiades 1 & 2”, “Theages,” “Euryphron,” “Criton,” “Laches,” “Protagoras” and “The Rivals” are printed in English for the first time. Scarce with just one result in the modern auction record. ESTC notes 10 copies at libraries in North America.

“Amidst a great diversity, both of subject and treatment, the dialogues are pervaded by two dominant impulses: a love of truth and a passion for human improvement. While nowhere is a definite system laid down, it has been truly said that the germs of all ideas can be found in Plato.” (“Printing and the Mind of Man” # 27, for the 1484 Latin edition)

ESTC T132434. Lowndes p. 1877
Very Good + (Item #5319)

Price: $2,500