Lyon: Nicolus Edoardus, 1557. Folio. (16),296pp. Large woodcut device on title. Woodcut initials. 18th century calf, gilt. Spine extremities and outer corners rubbed, but overall very good. This copy with a Latin inscription, dated 1754, noting that this copy came from the library of Richard Mead, M.D. (1754 was the year of Mead's death). First Latin edition (trans. from the Greek) of the 5th century Greek philosopher Philoponus, also called John the Grammarian. This work is a refutation of the arguments of Proclus, who he claims had misinterpreted Plato, regarding the eternity of the world. Adams P1062; BL French STC p. 245. (Inventory #: 4477)
Early Printing, Travel, History of Printing, Science & Technology, Incunabula, Religion and Philosophy.
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