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HENRI ESTIENNE
1566 HENRI ESTIENNE'S POETAE GRAECI PRINCIPES HEROICI CARMINIS (Homer et al)
Geneva: Henricus Stephanus, 1566. Sixteenth century typographic masterpiece in good to very good condition. [ESTIENNE, HENRI]. Poetae Graeci Principes heroici carminis, & alii nonnulli. Homerus, Hesiodus, Orpheus, Callim. Aratvs, Nicand. Theocrit. Moschvs, Bion, Dionysivs, Colvthvs, Tryphiodorvs. Musaeus, Theognis, Phocylides, Pythagorae aurea carmina. Fragmenta Aliorum. Henrici Stephani tetrastichon de hac sua editione Quæ facie inuitat plures inuitat ocellos quum cultu corpus compta decente nitet Natiuo prius hi nos illexere decore, Illecebras dat nouus iste nouas. [Geneva]: Excudebat Henricus Stephanus, illustris viri Huldrichi Fuggeri typographus. Anno M. D. LXVI. [1566]. Hardcover. First edition. Two parts in one volume. Full leather. Thick folio (365 x 220mm), pp. 20, [lxxii], 410, [4], 411-781; [3], [lvii] [i.e. 56], 489 [i.e. 494] - errors in pagination (misnumbering). Signatures: *5 **4 A-D8 E4 a-2b8 c6 Aa10 Bb-Ii8 Klz8 Ll-Yy8 Zz6 Zzz4; a-g4 2A-2Z6 3A-3R6 3S4 3T3. Eighteenth century calf, spine with five raised bands, gilt floral designs in the compartments and red morocco title plate. Gilt rules to boards. A.e.g. and marbled. Endpapers and pastedowns marbled. Title transliterated. Greek and Latin text. Single column in lines of 40-50. Foliated initials. Shoulder notes. Estienne device on title-page (Schreiber 9). Five calligrams (or examples of concrete poetry) at the cc. 3A6, 3B1 & 3B2 of the second part. Unnumbered blank leaf and special title-leaf to the Odssey between p. 410 & 411. Initial and terminal blanks present. Bound in before the title page are three f … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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