Title: Dialogues Socratiques, Ou Instructions Sur Divers Sujets De Morale, 1754. 1st Edition
Author: Jacques Vernet
A scarce first edition of Vernet’s Socratic Dialogues, Or Instructions On Various Moral Topics. Socratic dialogue was a form of literary prose developed in ancient Greece, historically preserved and depicted in the works of Plato and Xenophon. Typically, the dialog is a narrative of sorts, with Socrates as the main participant.
These Dialogues were composed for the instruction of S.A.S. the hereditary prince of Saxe-Gotha, who, while studying history, was heavily focused on the life of Socrates.
There are several 19th century ex libris inscriptions on the final page. Worldcat only records 9 copies in libraries.
One finely bound volume in 12mo, 286 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the corners, and minor stress at the joints. There is staining noted on several pages. There is a small tear to the final leaf.