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Hīrodotou logoi ennea, oiper epikalountai Mousai. Herodoti libri nouem quibus musarum indita sunt nomina.
Venice, in domo Aldi, mense Septembri, 1502. EDITIO PRINCEPS. Folio. Ff [cxv]. 2ΑA-2ΡR⁸, 2ΣS⁴ Greek letter. Aldus' anchor and dolphin device on t-p and on verso of last, capital spaces with guide letters at beginning of each book, beautiful woodblock printed paper endleaves in purple and yellow, almost certainly venetian, bookplate of the Italian statesman Giacomo Manzoni (1816-89) on pastedown, Douglas Maxwell MoffatÂ’s at side, (purchased from Davis & Orioli in 1932, with their letter confirming the sale loosely inserted). T-p very fractionally spotted, last leaf a little yellowed in margins, small hole restored in lower margins of penultimate two leaves, occasional very minor marginal waterstain to a few leaves. A very good copy, crisp and clean, on beautiful thick paper, with excellent margins, in handsome eighteenth century Italian dark calf, covers bordered with a double gilt rule and gilt leaf roll, arms of Marco Foscarini gilt at centres, (Guigard II p. 221), spine with gilt ruled raised bands, title and printer gilt lettered direct, head and tail of spine with minor restoration, joints and extremities a little cracked or rubbed, all edges sprinkled red and blue. The superb Editio Princeps of the works of Herodotus, 'The Father of History,' published and edited by Aldus Manutius, on the basis of numerous manuscripts as he stresses in his dedication to Giovanni Calfurnio da Brescia, and one of his finest and most important productions. This copy was bound for Marco Foscarini (1696 - 1763) (with his arms gilt on the covers) Venetian poet, sch … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sokol Books Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
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