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        Homeri Omnia quae quidem extant opera, Graeca, adiecta versione Latina ad verbum, ex diuersis doctissimorum uirorum translationibus concinnata, & difficiliorum thematu explicatione marginibus hinc inde ubi opus uide batur adspersa: ut græcæ linguæ tyronibus, uel citra uiuam præceptoris uocem, cognoscere iam atqe conferre doctissima Poëtæ huius scripta liceat. Accesserunt autoris uita, &duo instructissimi rerum uerborumqe memorabilium Indices. [At the head of the title: Poetarum omnium seculorum longe principis] + Odyssea Hoemeri reliquaque eius opuscula cum indice copiosissimo.

      2 volumes in one. Basileæ [Basel] per Nicolaum Bryling. & Bartholomæum Calybæum Anno 1553 and Basileae [Basel] 1551. Small folio: binding is 33,5 x 22,5 cm., paper is 31,7 x 20,5 cm and the printed text is 25,7 x 14,5 cm (h x w). With woodcut initials as well as printer's device on both title pages. (16)+292+(12)+317 pages. Bound in a contemporary blindstamped pigskin binding over wooden boards. Binding is richly decorated on both sides with miniture portraits of protestant thinkers (i.e. Melanchton, Luther, Erasmus of Rotterdam) and with a portrait of a prince in the center. Embossed is also the owner's initials (C.T.S.) and the year 1557. The leather is sligthly worn, leaving the decoration obscure in places, and the corners are worn through. With traces from two clasps. Old archival number in ink on the inner cover. Wormholes in some places, especially to the last pages, though no loss of text. Papers with a bit of edgewear, and one page has a corner torn off (no loss of text). Also with marginal notes and underlinings with old hand in a few places. Old name on title page. Newer stamp on the verso of the title page.. Text in Greek and Latin. Not in Brunet.** A finely printed edition of the Iliad and Odyssey in a wonderful North European renaissance binding. The text was established by the Basel born doctor and humanist Heinrich Pantaleon (1522-1595), who also published a great work with biographies of famous German men - incidentally with the first biography of Johannes Gutenberg

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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