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Dialogues on Love and Friendship by Plato

Dialogues on Love and Friendship by Plato

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Delve deep into the world of Platonic dialogues with this exquisite collector's edition from Kadri Books. Featuring Plato's renowned works such as Lysis, or Friendship, The Symposium, and Phaedrus, this volume offers readers an authentic experience of Plato in English, inviting them into profound discussions on love, friendship, and the nature of human connection.

Bound in premium full leather as part of the esteemed Easton Press 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Collection, this book is a testament to Plato's timeless philosophy. It beautifully captures the essence of Plato's dialogues, where Socrates, Plato's mentor, often took the lead role in discussions, giving rise to the term 'Socratic dialogues'.

Inside, you'll find:

  • Introductory Analyses by Benjamin Jowett: Delve into Plato's philosophy with a comprehensive introduction and analysis by the esteemed Benjamin Jowett, bringing to life works like Plato's Symposium, Plato's Phaedo, and other Socratic dialogues.
  • Preface by Whitney J. Oates: This edition is further enriched with a thoughtful preface by Whitney J. Oates, offering additional insights into Plato's dialogues and their significance.
  • Illustrations by Eugene Karlin: Experience the allegory of the cave, the discussions on Plato's Republic, and other pivotal moments through stunning illustrations by Eugene Karlin.

Additional features include:

  • Silk Moire Endleaves and Satin Ribbon Page Marker: Mark your journey through Socrates' apology, the Phaedo, and more with a luxurious satin ribbon.
  • Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold: A testament to the legacy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
  • Gilded Page Edges: Reflecting the golden age of Plato and Socrates, and the timeless nature of their discussions.
  • High-Quality Acid-neutral Paper and Smyth-sewn Pages: Ensuring durability and a lasting legacy, much like the teachings of Plato's Meno, Plato's Euthyphro, and more.

While Diogenes, Anaximander, and Ludwig Wittgenstein have their own legacies, Plato's influence remains unmatched, especially when discussing the realm of neo-Platonic thought and the meaning and essence of Socrates' teachings.

Add this gem to your collection and immerse yourself in the deep conversations between Socrates and Plato, exploring topics that have shaped philosophical discussions for centuries.


Our leatherbound and vintage books are not only captivating reads but also crafted treasures that are a testament to superior craftsmanship and commitment to quality. Each book you receive has been through a rigorous inspection process at every stage to meet our exacting standards. Here are some features that set our books apart:

  • Genuine Leather Binding: Each book is fully bound in genuine leather, providing a rich, luxurious feel and durability.
  • 22kt Gold Inlay: A deep inlay of 22kt gold adorns the hubbed spine of each book, adding to its elegance and charm.
  • Acid-Neutral Paper: We print our books on acid-neutral paper that withstands the test of time, allowing them to be passed down for generations.
  • Sewn Pages: Unlike ordinary books which are merely glued, our pages are sewn for longevity and ease of reading.
  • Moiré Endpages and Satin-Ribbon Page Marker: Each book includes handsome moiré endpages and is fitted with a satin-ribbon page marker for easy reference.
  • Gilded Page Ends: To enhance the beauty and luxury of our books, the ends of the pages are gilded.
  • Printed and Bound in the USA: We take pride in the fact that our books are printed and bound in the USA, using imported materials of the highest quality.

Our passion for superb craftsmanship is apparent in every book we offer, ensuring a quality reading experience beyond compare.

Book Care

Taking proper care of your leatherbound and vintage books can significantly extend their lifespan and preserve the beauty of their binding. Here are some general guidelines to ensure your precious books last for generations:

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Over time, direct sunlight can cause the leather to fade and degrade. Always store your books away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep Books Dry: Leather and humidity don't mix well. Keep your books in a dry, well-ventilated environment to prevent mold growth.
  • Avoid High Temperatures: High heat can dry out the leather, leading to cracks. Room temperature is ideal for your books.
  • Clean Regularly: Dust your books with a soft cloth. For deeper cleaning, consider a gentle leather cleaner, but always spot-test first.
  • Handle with Clean Hands: Oils and dirt from your hands can damage the pages and leather over time. Ensure your hands are clean and dry before handling.

Remember, these are books to be loved, respected, and passed down - your care ensures their stories continue to be told.


  • Title: Dialogues on Love and Friendship by Plato
  • Publisher: Kadri Books
  • Collection: Easton Press 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Collection
  • Binding: Premium full leather
  • Featured Works: Lysis, or Friendship, The Symposium, Phaedrus, among others
  • Introductory Analyses: By Benjamin Jowett
  • Preface: By Whitney J. Oates
  • Illustrations: By Eugene Karlin
  • Endleaves: Silk Moire
  • Page Marker: Satin Ribbon
  • Spine: Hubbed, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
  • Page Edges: Gilded
  • Paper Type: High-Quality Acid-neutral Paper
  • Binding Method: Smyth-sewn Pages
  • Printed and Bound: In the USA
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