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1578 Henri Estienne - Homerici Centones vetribus vocati Homer & Virgil - Leather
Henri Estienne, 1578. Homerici Centones, A vetribus vocati... Virgiliani centones... Nonni paraphrasis Evangelli Ioannis, Graece & Latine, Henri Estienne, 1578, (3 1/4 x 4 3/4), 18th century leather binding with raised bands and gilt work spine, 73 pp, 2ff, 28 pp, 2ff, 247 pp, three separate works, 32mo. In good condition. Typical scuffing and rubbing to spine and corners. Small area of loss at head of spine. Some small surface stains to rear board. Leather remains soft and rich in color. Front gutter shaken. Text block is in beautiful shape. Well-preserved. The occasional spot. A few smudges to back end papers. Binding intact. An attractive book for any collector's library. Please see photos. True first edition. This title published by the infamous Henri Estienne consists of three separate works representing an extraordinarily evidence of a Christian reading, or even misreading, of both the Homeric text and its legacy. The newly-created narrative was based on the Bible and designed to be recited before audiences. For example, to express the sorrow of the Virgin Mary upon the death of her son, material is used from the Iliad. The second part includes Virgilian cantos written by the fourth-century poetess Proba Falconia, who was greatly admired throughout the Middle Ages. The third part consists of Nonnoa's paraphrase of the Gospel of John in Greek with a facing Latin translation. RAREE1578LPQA. [Attributes: First Edition]
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