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Book Number 3220 
Author Plato 
Title Loix de Platon. Par le traducteur de la Republique. 
Date c. 1769. 
Publisher Marc-Michel Rey 
Place of Publication Amsterdam 
Edition First French edition of this work. 
Volume Information Two volumes. 
Cover Contemporary full mottled calf, spine in six compartments of raised gilt-tooled bands, with floral motifs and red morocco labels on two and three, edges and endpapers marbled.  
Illustration With two engraved titles, beautifully engraved vignettes on final pages of both volumes, and decorative bookplates of Isaac C. Edrehi. 
Size 12mo 
Condition Occasional minor browning, otherwise a very good copy bound in decorative French 18th century full mottled calf. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. Volume 1. title, preface iii-viii, dedication to Rousseau 1-5, advertisement (2), 1-398, advertisement (2); Volume 2. title, 1-502, advertisement. 
Reference Brunet IV:701. 
Translation Info  
Notes The book is noteworthy for its dedication to contemporary writer and philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, written by the publisher, which praises his modesty and humility in public affairs, and compares him with Socrates. This is the first time a French translation of Plato’s “The Laws” was published, and it was translated by Jean-Nicolas Grou, a French Jesuit priest who occupied himself with the French translation of Plato’s works. 
Price (US$) 1000  
Short Description Book Philosophy; 
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