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EURIPIDES
Tragodiai oktokaideka.Tragoediam Octodecim
1551. Historiated woodcut initials. Roman, Italic and Greek type. 8vo (200 x 140mm). 464ff. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, panelled with roll with historiated figures of Lucretia, Prudentia and Justicia, signed 'B.P.' and dated 1553; central panel on upper cover with scene of David watching Bathsheba bathe, with legend 'Species Mulieris Mu.', signed 'F.H.' (Frobenius Hempel) and stamped with initials 'I. S. W.' and date 1557; panel on lower cover with stamp of Judith with the head of Holofernes (also by Hempel). Spine with blind-tooled arabesque pattern, four raised bands, clasps and catches intact (vellum stained, spine darkened, wear to edges and corners, chipping to headcaps). Basel, Johannes Hervagius, September, The first complete edition of Euripides' plays, including Electra, in contemporary binding, with consistent annotation in first nine plays. This is Hervagius' third and best edition of the plays of Euripides, in an attractive contemporary German binding by Wittenberg binder Frobenius Hempel. Overseen by humanist printer Johannes Oporinus, this edition is a close copy of the second, 1544 edition with a few small textual amendments and additional lives of the poet following the text of the plays. This volume has been extensively annotated in several hands. Alongside underlining in brown, red and green ink there are extensive notes in Greek and Latin especially, in what look like two distinct, German hands, which are predominantly translations of vocabulary, index notes of rhetorical and play structure, and apparently - see for exam … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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