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Aristophanes
THE COMEDIES OF ARISTOPHANES | 1586 | Blind Stamped Pigskin, Renaissance Binding
Frankfurt, Germany: Johann Spies, 1700. Good to very good antiquarian condition. [ARISTOPHANES (450-380 BC)]. Nicodemi Frischlini Aristophanes, veteris comoediae princeps: poeta longe facetissimus & eloquentissimus: repurgatus à mendis, et imitatione Plauti atque Terentii interpretatus, ita ut ferè carmen carmini, numerus numero, pes pedi, modus modo, Latinismus Graecismo respondeat. Francoforti ad moenum, excudebat Ioannes Spies. M. D. LXXXVI. [1586]. Hardcover. First Frischlin edition. Octavo (170 x 120mm), ff. [8], 368 (numbered leaves with terminal blanks intact). Signatures: ›‹8 A-Z8 Aa-Zz8. Greek - Latin parallel text. Exquisite contemporary renaissance binding, probably produced by Caspar Horneffer, in blind-stamped pigskin over stiff wooden boards, front and rear cover with a large central panel depicting in great detail the crucifixion and the Resurrection of Christ respectively. Woodcut printer's device to title-page and verso final textual leaf. Decorative woodcut floriated capital initials and tail-pieces. Sections: [1] Vita Aristophanis, a Nicodemo Frischlino conscripta, [2] Compendium eius comparationis, qua Plutarchus Aristophanem cum Menandro confert, [3] Defensio Aristophanis contra Plutarchi criminationes, [4] De veteri comoedia, eiieusq́ue partibus, [5] Plutus, [6] Equites, [7] Nubes, [8] Ranæ, [9] Acharnenses. Condition: collated complete, binding tight and secure, covers with some grimy marks and light rubbing, old inking to title-page, mild browning and some insignificant spots to contents, final few leaves with light marginal staining. Provenance: nic … [Click Below for Full Description]
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