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Plotinus' Enneads in English from Medici Society 5 vols.  

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The Medici Society



5 volumes. Translated from the Greek by Stephen Mackenna. 27x19.5 cm (10¾x7¾"), quarter linen & boards, paper cover & spine labels. 

The first complete edition in English of the six Enneads of Plotinus, finely printed in limited editions. The first and second volumes are second printings. This printed work is perhaps the most perfect embodiment of “The Ideal Book” – the beauty of the typography superbly complementing the Ideality of  Plotinus’ thought.


  • The Ethical Treatises being the treatises of the first Ennead with Porphyry's Life of Plotinus, and the Preller-Ritter extracts forming a conspectus of the Plotinian system. 1926.
  • Psychic and Physical Treatises; comprising the second and third Enneads.[1937].
  • On the Nature of the Soul, being the fourth Ennead. 1924. 
  • The Divine Mind, being the treatises of the fifth Ennead. 1926.
  • On the One and Good, being the treatises of the sixth Ennead. 1930.

Lot Amendments

Light shelf wear and offset to endpapers, third volume with some staining to covers, writing in ink and pencil to endpapers and a flyleaf; the set very good.

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