Item #CL199-3 Nicomachean Ethics [By Aristotle]. John Argyropoulos, c1415–1487 Greek.
Nicomachean Ethics [By Aristotle]
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Nicomachean Ethics [By Aristotle]

1542. Hardcover quarto with vellum boards, 16th edition, obscured annotations of previous owners’ names in ink and pencil on endpaper, contemporary marginalia in ink on last few pages, 32 x 21.5cm. Missing title page, splits to binding, backstrip mostly missing, stains and paper loss to boards, minor insect damage to interior pages.

Text in Latin, title includes “Opus Aristotelis de: moribus ad nicomachum”, consists of 6 books, 450pp. First printed in 1497, with the last Renais-sance printing in 1542.

Nicomachean Ethics “plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum. The title is often assumed to refer to his son Nicomachus, to whom the work was dedicated or who may have edited it...Alternatively, the work may have been dedicated to his father, who was also called Nicomachus…The theme of the work is a Socratic question previously explored in the works of Plato, Aristotle’s friend and teacher, of how men should best live…The Nicomachean Ethics is widely considered one of the most important historical philosophical works, and had an important impact upon the European Middle Ages, becoming one of the core works of medieval philosophy.” Ref: Cambridge University; Wiki.

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