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HOMER ODYSSEY ILIAD GREEK LATIN TEXT MAGNIFICENT 1656 FIRST ELZEVIR PRESS QUARTO
1656. This is a used item. Please see item description for further details. ONE OF THE FINEST EDITIONS OF HOMER, THE FIRST ELZEVIR : [Homerou Ilias kai Odysseia, kai eis autas scholia, e exegesis Didymou] Homeri Ilias & Odyssea, et in easdem scholia, sive interpretatio Didymi. Cum Latina versione accuratissima, Indiceque Græco locupletissimo Rerum ac variantium lection. Amstelodami : Ex officina Elzeviriana. Anno M D C LVI. (1656). Two Volumes. Quarto; [16],716,[2],3-536,[44]. Very fine bindings, now a little worn, of full mottled calf, corners are worn, triple gilt ruled borders to boards, the spines with raised bands, two lettering pieces, gilt floral and scrolled leaf ornamentation in compartments, the spine ends worn, sl cracking to a couple of joints but the boards are well attached, binding edges sl worn, attractive contemporary marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor occasional toning to text. Overall a G-Nr VG copy of this classic work. The Elzevir Homer is one of the greatest productions of the Iliad and Odyssey, and here the Greek text and Latin notesd appear together on the same page for the first time in its printing history.
Bookseller: Neil Summersgill (neilsummersgill) [Blackburn, GB]
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