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1 Ottawa Field-Naturalist Club). GIBSON, Arthur (ed.) GIBSON, Arthur (ed.) Canadian Field-Naturalist Vol. XXXVI No. 3, March 1920
Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club, 1920, 
(Ottawa Field-Naturalist Club). GIBSON, Arthur (ed.). The Canadian Field-Naturalist Vol. XXXVI No. 3, March 1920. Ottawa: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club, July,1920. Pp. (41)-60, including three plates. Double column. 8vo, stapled light brown ill. card covers. First published 1887, the journal (formerly known as The Ottawa Naturalist) was issued "to publish the results of original research or investigation in all departments of natural history". This issue contains P. A. Taverner's "The Scooters and Eiders"; H. Mousley's"Further Notes on the Orchids of Hatley, Stanstead County, Que., 1919" and F. H. McLean's "Three New Pelecypods from the Coloradoan of the Peace and Smokey Valleys, Alberta", to mention but a few. Inkstamp to front cover, else vg. 20.00

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2 FIELD, Arthur. Origins of the Platonic Academy of Florence. First Edition. Hardcover in dustjacket
Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1988, ISBN:0691055335 
FIELD, Arthur. The Origins of the Platonic Academy of Florence. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, (1988). First Edition . Pp [i]-xvi,[1]-302,(2). Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Founded by Cosimode' Medici in the early 1460s, the Platonic Academy shaped the literary an d artistic culture of Florence in the later Renaissance and influenced science, religion, art, and literature throughout Europe in the early modern period. This major study of the Academy's beginnings presents a fresh view ofthe intellectual and cultural life of Florence from the Peace of Lodi of 1 454 to the death of Cosimo a decade later. Challenging commonly held assumptions about the period, Arthur Field insists that the Academy was not a hothouse plant, grown and kept alive by the Medici in the splendid isolation of their villas and courts. Rather, Florentine intellectuals seized on the Platonic truths and propagated them in the heart of Florence, creating for the Medici and other Florentines a new ideology. Based largely on new or neglected manuscript sources, this book includes discussions of the earliest works by the head of the Academy, Marsilio Ficino, and the first public, Platonizing lectures of the humanist and poet Cristoforo Landino. The author also examines the contributions both of religious orders and of the Byzantines to the Neoplatonic revival." - from the dj. Contents : Part One : The philosophical renaissance and the role of Intellectuals. 1. Introduction. 2. Humanist intellectuals and the Medici party. Part Two : The Florentine Lyceum. 3. The students of John Argyropoulos. 4. The studio controversy. 5. Theteaching of John Argyropoulos. Part Thyree : The Florentine Academy. 6. Sc holastic backgrounds. 7. Marsilio Ficino and the Platonic academy. 8. Donato Acciaiuoli's commentaries on Aristotle. 9. Cristoforo Landino and Platonic poetry. Appendices: A: One or two Lorenzo Pisanos? Appendix B: Lorenzo Pisano's De amore. Appendix C: Some notes on minor works of Lorenzo Pisano. Very good in spine-sunned dustjacket. 100.00

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