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[Greek Title]…Orationes et Epistolae Cum Latina Interpretatione Hier. Wolfii, ab ipso postremum recognita. Henr. Steph. In Isocratem Diatriba VII: quarum una observationes Harpocrationis in eundem examinat. Gorgiae Et Aristidis quaedam, eiusdem cum I
[Paris]: Henri Estienne, 1593., 1593. folio. pp. 14 p.l., 427, 131, xxxiiii, [blank leaf], [8], 31, [18]index. Greek & Latin text in parallel columns. woodcut printer’s device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary vellum, large blind-stamped arabesque ornament on centre covers (head & foot of spine & upper front joint neatly repaired, staining to lower rear cover, upper edge of rear cover worn). First Estienne Edition. "This important edition of the great Athenian orator Isocrates (436-338 B.C.), with Hieronymus Wolf’s text revised by Estienne, who has contributed 7 useful Diatribae, or Dissertations, represents Henri’s last major work – the Concordantiae of the following year had been compiled in great part by his father – and constitutes his last folio edition of a classical text. It is also the only book to issue from his press that year. Estienne nostalgically recalls more prosperous days in his preface, addressed to Marcus Fugger, whom he reminds of his family’s former generosity towards him." (Schreiber) Appended is the Greek text of the speeches of Aristides, the famous Greek rhetorician of the second century A.D., edited with parallel Latin translation by Dutch humanist Willem Canter [1542-1575]. Renouard p. 155. Schreiber 224. Hoffmann II 473. Adams I-219. Brunet III 467. Dibdin (4th Edn.) II p. 126.. 1st Edition.
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