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Spondani, Ioannis (Translated, with Prefaces and commentaries by)
Homeri quae extant omnia : Ilias, Odyssea, Batrachomyomachia, Hymni, poematia aliquot : cum latina versione omnium quae circumferuntur emendatissim. aliquot locis iam castigatiore / perpetuis item iutísque in Iliada simul et Odysseam Io. Spondani. commentariis ; Pindari quinetiam Thebani epitome Iliados latinis versib. & Daretis Phrygij de bello Troiano libri à Corn. Nepote eleganter latino versi carmine ; Indices Homeri textus et commentariorum locupletissimi [INCLUDING HOMER'S ILIAD AND ODYSSEY]
sumptibus Caldorianae Societatis, Aureliae Allobrogum (Geneva), 1606. Folio. 499, [23]pp (Index), [6], 380, [22]pp (Index). Original full vellum, with handwritten title on spine. Title vignette. Title page in red and black lettering. Decorative initials. Dedication to Henry IV, King of France and Navarre (from the original edition). Originally published in Basel in 1583, this early 17th-century edition of the collected works of Homer was translated, with prefaces and commentaries by Ioannis Spondani. The text is in two columns, with the original ancient Greek facing its Latin translation. Binding somewhat rippled and darkened. Back board missing, but vellum of back cover is still present. Fore-edge of front free endpaper, fly leaf and title page creased (not affecting lettering). Book block partly detached from binding. Previous owner's inscription (Maidston School) at upper margin of title page (not affecting lettering). Clear and sporadic water-staining at lower margin of pages (not affecting text). Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Text in Greek and Latin. Binding is overall poor to fair, interior in good to good+ condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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