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HOMER
[Greek title, then:] Opus utrumque Homeri Iliados et Odyssae, diligenti opera Iacobi Micylli & Ioachimi Camerarii. (Basle, apud Io. Hervagium, 1541).
1541. ANNOTATIONS BY A FOCUSSED READERHervagius' printer's device on titles with another version at the end of each part; numerous historiated and ornamental initials, greek letter throughout.2 parts in one vol. Sm folio (275 x 180mm). [12]ff. 394 [i.e. 401pp.], [1]f. (blank); 237 [i.e. 307pp.]. Blindtooled pigskin over wooden boards, owner's initials "H R T" and date "1542" on upper cover, wide outer medallion and foliage roll of the reformers Luther, Melanchthon, Erasmus, Charles V, and Johann Friedrich of Saxony dated 1540 (EBDB roll r002046, workshop w004408), inner roll dated of Justice, Lucretia, Prudence dated 1539 (some wear to corners, some minor staining, rubbed).Blindtooled pigskin over wooden boards, owner's initials "H R T" and date "1542" on upper cover, outer roll of the reformers Luther, Melanchthon, Erasmus, Charles V, Johann Friedrich of Saxony dated 1540 (EBDB roll r002046, workshop w004408), repeated in central panel, inner roll with half-figures of Justice, Lucretia, Prudence dated 1539.Second edition of Joachim Camerarius (1500-74), professor of classics at Nuremberg, Tübingen and Leipzig of whom Sandys writes, "his editions of the classics are characterised by acumen and good taste". His first edition of 1535 contained a number of errors, many of which are corrected here. Jacob Molsheym of Strassburg (1503-1558), who studied under Camerarius' friends Eobanus Hess and Melanchthon, also helped to edit this edition. At the end are found two short works of Porphyrius, Homericae quaestiones and De nympharum antro in Odyssea.ANNOTATIONS: all twenty-four boo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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