ARISTOTLE. Aristotelis opera omnia graece. Ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensuit, annotationem criticam, librorum argumenta et novam versione latinam adiecit Io. Theophilus Buhle. Bipontis (Zweibrücken), ex Typographia Societatis, 1791-92.
Volumes one to three (of five), 8vo., slightly later polished calf with raised bands, lettered and ruled in gilt; pp. , xxxi, 548; xvi, 719; xiv, 699, title-page of volume I with engraved vignette after Fiorillo; light rubbing to extremities, inner hinges strengthened, armorial engraved bookplates of William Bond, Inner Temple, inside front covers.
A beautiful bilingual edition, produced by the ducal printing office at Zweibrücken, a town on the French border in the Palatinate. The printers are famous for the fine series of the classical editions known as the Bipontine Editions which were issued from 1779 onwards. Complete 5-volume sets (with volume V printed in Strasbourg) appear seldomly on the market. This set comprises Diogenes Laertius' biography of Aristotle, another, anonymous biography, biographical fragments, a timeline of the author, and his bibliography. The works comprise Porphyry's Introduction to Aristotle's Categories, the Categories themselves, the Liber de interpretatione, the Analytica, and his books of Topics.