The Republic of Plato First Edition

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  • First Edition of Allan Bloom's Classic Translation of Plato's Republic; Inscribed by Him

    BLOOM, Allan.

    The Republic of Plato.

    New York: Basic Books Publishers, Inc 1968.

    First edition of this early work by Bloom. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To Richard A. Ware, gratefully, Allan Bloom February, 1969.” The recipient Richard A. Ware served under President Richard Nixon as acting assistant secretary of defense and who was later appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Board of Foreign Scholarships. He was later named president of the Earhart Foundation, which is an American private charitable foundation that funded research and scholarship. It was founded in 1929 by oil executive Harry Boyd Earhart. Owner’s stamp on the front free endpaper and bottom of the text, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Books inscribed by Bloom are scarce.

    Price: $1,200.00

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