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The trial and death of Socrates: PB 210-2003

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The trial and death of Socrates


Author: Plato
Translator: Jowett, Benjamin
Illustrator: Erni, Hans
Publisher: Limited Editions Club
Designer: Mardersteig, Giovanni
Designer: Officina Bodoni
Printer: Stamperia Valdónega



By Plato translated out of the Greek with introductory analyses by Benjamin Jowett. With a preface by Huntington Cairns and illustrations by Hans Erni.

Contents: Euthyphro.--Apology.--Crito.--Phaedo

Xiii, 274, [3] p : illus ; 30 cm

Place(s) associated

  • New York
  • Verona

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1962


"This edition ... has been planned at the Officina Bodini and printed in Verona at the Stamperia Valdonega by Giovanni Mardersteig who signs here [signature]. The illustrations have been drawn in Lucerne by Hans Erni who here signs [signature]. This edition consists of fifteen hundred copies made for the members of the Limited Editions Club this being copy number [in ms] J.D."--Colophon Bound in deep blue buckram stamped in red and gold with a front cover drawing by Hans Erni. In red cloth-covered slipcase. Book has plain grey dust-jacket.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 210-2003
Primary reference Number: 95572
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 August 2012 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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