The works … translated from the Greek. With copious elucidations from the best of his Greek commentators … by Thomas Taylor. Aristotle.

Signed twice by Thomas Taylor

The works … translated from the Greek. With copious elucidations from the best of his Greek commentators … by Thomas Taylor.

London: printed for the translator … by Robert Wilks, 1806-12. Beautiful, complete set of the first complete edition in English of Aristotle, limited to 50 sets only; rare. 11 volumes, 4to, full contemporary polished tan calf by J. Mackenzie, Bookbinder to the King; gilt leaf and flower borders on covers, gilt spines in 6 compartments, blue and citron morocco labels in 2, a.e.g., ribbon book marks; minor stains on some covers and a few scratches on the front cover of vol. 10, occasional minor foxing and browning, but generally a fine, handsome set. 1) The Organon, 1807, pp. [4], 844, signed in ink at the end by Thomas Taylor, and with A Brief Notice of Mr. Thomas Taylor, the Celebrated Platonist, with a Complete List of his Published Works, by J.J. Welsh, 8vo, 16pp., bound in at the front; 2) The Rhetoric, Poetic, and Nichomachean Ethics, 1811, pp. [4], xxviii, 604; 3) The Great and Eudemian Ethics, the Politics and Economics, 1811, pp. [4], viii, 535; 4) The Physics, 1806, pp. [4], xix, 575; signed by Taylor on the last page in ink, but the first name is smudged with blue ink, some neat and informed underlining and annotation in blue ink; 5) The Treatises on the Heavens, on Generation, and Corruption, and on Meteors, 1807, pp. [6], vii, [1], 608, folding plate of mathematical figures; 6) The History of Animals and Treatise on Physiognomy, 1809, pp. [4], xxi, [1], 487; 7) The Treatises on the Parts, and Progressive Motion of Animals, Problems; and His Treatise on Individual Lines, 1810, pp. [2], vii, [1], 607, [1], viii, 62 (addendum slip tipped onto the last page); 8) The Treatises on the Soul; on Sense and Sensibilities; on Memory and Reminiscence; on Sleep and Wakefulness; on Dreams; on Divination by Sleep; on the Common Motion of Animals; on the Generation of Animals; on the Length and Shortness of Life; on Youth and Old Age, Life and Death; and on Respiration, 1808, pp. [2], xlv, [1], 520; 9) The Metaphysics, 1812, pp. [4], xxix, [1], 686, folding plate, second edition (a first edition was published in 1801 - see below); 10) A Dissertation on the Philosophy of Aristotle, by Thomas Taylor, 1812, pp. xxviii, 577. This set includes an 11th volume being Taylor's first edition of The Metaphysics, 1801, pp. [4], lv, [1], 467, [1] containing an extensive introduction and notes not found in the second edition above. Lowndes, p. 68: "Of this valuable translation, the only complete one extant in the English language, fifty copies only were printed at the expense of William Meredith, Esq." Hoffmann I, 355. Item #50034

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