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[F2687-B] CARRA DE VAUX, BARON:. Les penseurs de l'islam. 5 Volumes.. Paris, Librairie Paul Geuthner, 1921, in-8vo, environ 2000 p some foxing and yellowing of text, small name stamp on half titles, tops/bottoms of spines of 3 volumes worn,front cover of volume 1 detached. ** Vol. 1: Les souverains. L'histoire et la philosophie politique (VII, 383 pp.). II: Les géographes. Les sciences mathématiques et naturelles (400 pp.). III: L'exégèse. La tradition et la jurisprudence (423 pp.). IV: La scolastique. La théologie et la mystioque. La musique (VIII, 384 pp.). V: Les sectes. Le libéralisme moderne (431 pp.). £35.00

[F2659] Diels, Hermannus (ed.). Doxographi Graeci. Collegit recensuit prolegomenis indicibusque instruxit Hermannus Diels Opus adademiae litterarum regiae Borussicae praemio ornatum.. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1879. X,854pp., the rare first edition. lge 8vo. Early 20th C half calf binding (with small Thornton's & Sons Booksellers label to front pastedown.) Internally Near Fine, leather corners bent, ¶ ** Herman Alexander Diels (1848-1922) published Doxographi Graeci in 1879. In many ways this work established the critical discipline of doxography - the editing, cataloguing, and analysing of extracts of extant classical texts that contain references to the ideas and arguments of lost authors and schools. In Doxographi Graeci Diels analyses passages from the extant work of authors such as Plutarch, Arius Didymus, Diogenes Laërtius, Ps-Plutarch, Hippolytus, Ps-Galen, Stobaeus, Theodoret and Eusebius and uses them to uncover information about the Presocratic philosophers and schools whose written treatises are no longer extant. Diels' method of filiation of extant sources, based on the critical methods of his teacher, Herman Karl Usener (1834-1905), allowed critical judgements to be made regarding the reliability and usefulness of extant authors and their references. Diels' magisterial work represented a profound breakthrough in the study of the Presocratic philosophers. It is a monument of classical scholarship. The term 'doxography' has come to be applied in a much larger sense than seems to have been intended by its creator Hermann Diels. This name for the genre, if we may misleadingly call it that, derives from the Latin neologism 'doxographi' used by Diels to indicate the authors of a rather strictly specified type of literature studied and edited in his monumental Doxographi Graeci ('Greek Doxographers') of 1879. His researches were focused on writings concerned with the physical part of philosophy (including principles, theology, cosmology, astronomy, meteorology, biology and part of medicine). But today overviews in the field of ethics are also called doxographical. And scholars speak of 'doxographies' to be found in the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle, although these are works in which issues of philosophy are addressed, with only ancillary discussion of the views of others [ as per Stanford encyclopaedia of philosophy )  £95.00

[F2671] Gätje, Helmut (ed.). Die Epitome Der Parva Naturalia Des Averroes. 1. Text,. Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz, 1961 , XVIII, 111pp., printed wrappers (sunned) annot. In pencil on f.e.p and in margins of 3 pages, pp. V-XVIII is the introduction in German followed by the Arabic text.  £5.00

[F2779] GUTKIND, ERICH. The Body of God: First Steps Toward an Anti-Theology; the Collected Papers of Eric Gutkind. Edited/Introduced by Lucie B. Gutkind and Henry Le Roy Finch. New York, Horizon Press, 1969, 237pp., very good hardback in d/j.  £8.00

[F2693] Rahlfs, Alfred (ed.):. Septuaginta. Id est Vetus Testamentum graece iuxta LXX interpretes. Volume 1. Leges et historiae. Stuttgart, [the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible ] Württembergische Bibelanstalt, 1935, XLVIII,941pp., First edition. Orig ½ black leather with leather corners and with blue buckram boards, dark brown endpapers & page edges stained red. Gilt title on spine. Very nice copy. ** Relies mainly on Vaticanus, Sinaiticus, and Alexandrinus, and presents a critical apparatus with variants from these and several other sources.( cheap but heavy volume, 2.9 KG )  £6.00

[F2696] Sethe (Kurt), ed.[1869 - 1934 ]. Die altägyptischen Pyramidentexte nach den Papierabdrücken und Photographien des Berliner Museums neu herausgeben und erläutert von Kurt Sethe. Complete set in 3 Volumes - 1. Volume 1: Text, erste Hälfte Spruch 1-468 (Pyr. 1-905) -Volume 2: - Text, zweite Hälfte Spruch 469-714 (Pyr. 906-2217) - Volume 3/4 : Kritischer Apparat, Epigraphik (reprint of the 1908 - 1922 edition published by J.C. Hinrichs Verlag , / Georg Olms Verlag 1960, XV, [1] 510, IV, 543, VIII, 179,[2]130 + one plate with 6 images (Schriftproben aus den verschiedenen Pyramiden ) , cloth, Internally Fine, externally Near Fine, with minor discolouration to spines  £75.00