Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Al-Kindi's Metaphysics. A Translation of Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al Kindi's Treatise "On First Philosophy" (fi al-Falsafah al-Ula)

Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. (ix) 207pp. Yellow buckram boards with black lettering on the spine. Black heavy-stock endpapers. Judaic and middle-eastern studies scholar Alfred L. Ivry's translation of and commentary on Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al Kindi's pioneering work "On First Philosophy". This translation and commentary was the result of research begun in 1963, and was eventually completed as a doctoral dissertation at Oxford University. The basis of this publication and scholarly work is the previous work done on the original manuscripts by M.A.H. Abu Ridah. The original text by Al Kindi touches on a number topics including metaphysics and most notably his introduction to and Arabic interpretation of Greek philosophical concepts for an Islamic audience. Text throughout in English, with sporadic lines in Greek and Arabic. Extensive bibliographic and glossary section at the back of the book. Binding with minor bumping to extremities, minor smudges, and sunning to the spine. Previous owners sticker on the interior front cover. Binding in very good-, interior in near fine condition overall. vg- to near fine. Item #47277
ISBN: 0873950925

Price: $75.00

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