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THEOCRITUS [ and others]. (ALDINE IMPRINT). (BINDINGS - DOUGLAS COCKERELL)
[In Greek]: THEOKRITOU EIDOLLIA. [IDYLLIA]. ECLOGAE TRIGINTA. GENUS THEOCRITI [ET] DE INVENTIONE BUCOLICORUM. DIONYSIUS CATO. DISTICHI. SENTENTIÆ SEPTEM SAPIENTIUM. DE INVIDIA. THEOGNIS. SENTENTIÆ ELEGIACÆ. [VARIOUS POETS]. SENTENTIÆ MONOSTICHI. PYTHAGORAS. AUREA CARMINA. PHOCYLIDES POEMA ADMONITORIUM. CARMINA SIBYLLÆ ERYTHRÆÆ. DIFFERENTIA VOCIS. HESIOD. THEOGONIA. SCUTUM HERCULIS. OPERA ET DIES
Venetiis: Ac studio Aldi Manucii Romani, 1495. Second Edition of Theocritus; EDITIO PRINCEPS of Hesiod';s "Theogonia" and "Scutum Herculis," "Sententiae Septem Sapientum," Theognis of Megara's "Elegies," and "Carmina Sibyllae Erythraeae&#82. Hardcover. An Irresistible Combination: an Aldine IncunableIn an Outstanding Douglas Cockerell Binding. 314 x 197 mm (12 3/8 x 7 3/4"). 140 unnumbered leaves. (Collates as BMC copy IB. 24408). Single column, 30 lines, Greek type. Edited by Aldus Pius Manutius. Second Edition of Theocritus; EDITIO PRINCEPS of Hesiod';s "Theogonia" and "Scutum Herculis," "Sententiae Septem Sapientum," Theognis of Megara's "Elegies," and "Carmina Sibyllae Erythraeae&#82. SPLENDID DARK GREEN MOROCCO, INLAID AND GILT, BY DOUGLAS COCKERELL FOR W. H. SMITH (stamp-signed "WHS" on rear turn-in), covers framed by interlocking gilt-rule rectangles, with complex cornerpieces comprised of three inlaid white morocco Tudor roses and clusters of brown morocco spade-shaped leaves, large central medallion of interlacing gilt lines with white Tudor rose at center surrounded by a very intricate assemblage of inlaid brown leaves and yellow acorns, the whole accented with multiple gilt and inlaid dots, and an inlaid rose inside interlocking gilt hearts above and below the central medallion; raised bands, spine compartments densely and beautifully inlaid with clusters of leaves and four ivory acorns (the binding with a total of 418 inlays), turn-ins with multiple gilt rules. In a very fine later(?) suede-lined folding box of dark green morocco with spine decor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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