Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Les Oeuvres De Philon Juif Autheur Treselo Quent, et Philosophe Tres Grave (The Works of the Eloquent and Serious Author Philo of Alexandria)

Paris: Michel Sonnius, 1588. Early edition. Softcover. Duodecimo (6 1/2 x 4 1/2"). (8) 528 (32) leaves. Original soft calf with title stamped onto spine. Engraved title page. Decorative headpieces and initials. Engraving on verso of table of contents. Marginalia. Printed by Charles Roger.

Originally published in 1575, this first French language edition of the works of Philo, a first-century Alexandrian philosopher known for his mostly allegorical interpretations of the Torah (known in the Hellenic world as the Pentateuch). His works also include histories and comments on philosophy.

Many of the titles by which texts and text groups are known as modern conventions and not inventions of Philo.

This book contains no less than 24 titles, including the following:

- De la Création du Monde (On The Creation of the World)
- Allégories des Saintes Lois (Allegorical Expositions of the Holy Laws)
- Du Plantement (On Planting)
- De la Vie de Moïse (On the Life of Moses)
- De la Charité et de l'Amour de son Prochain (On Charity and Love for Others)
- De l'État et Devoir du Juge (On a Judge's Duty)
- De l'Érection et Création du Prince
- De la Force et Grandeur de Courage (On the Power and Grandeur of Courage)
- Les Dix Commandements (The Ten Commandments)
- Des Lois Particulières (On the Specific Laws)
- De la Circoncision (On Circumcision)
- De la Monarchie (On Monarchy)
- Quels doiuent estre les loyers & honneurs des Sacrificateurs (Rents & Honors of Priests)
- Des animaux, qui sont propres aux Sacroifices: & quelles sont les elpeces des Sacrifices (Elements of Animal Sacrifices)
- De ceux qui offrent les hosties au Sacrifice (Hosts of Sacrifices)
- Qu'il ne faut point receuoir au temple le loyer & gain de la paillarde (Rent and Profit of the Merchants)
- Que tout homme de bien est libre (Every Good Man is Free)
- De la vie contemplariue, ou des vertus des personnes deuotes (Contemplative Life and Virtues)
- De la Noblesse (On Nobility)
- Des loyers, & peines (Rents and Penalties)
- Des maledictions (Curses)
- Que le monde n'est perissable (That the World isnot Perishable)
- Contre Flaccus: ou de la prouidence (Against Flaccus: or the Providence)
- Des vertus, & ambassade fait à Caius (Virtues & Embassy to Caius)

Text in old French. Front cover curling with spots and scratches. Endpapers age-toned and with creasing. Small tear to title page engraving and chips along bottom edge. Some light staining and starting lightly at pages 177, 265 and 425. Block age-toned. Binding in overall fair+, interior in good- condition. fair+ to good- condition. Item #48057

Price: $450.00

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