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Ta Tou Pindarou Olumpia. Ex Editione Oxoniensi
R. & A. Foulis, Glasguae [Glasgow] 1754 - 158 pp. A-K8. Greek text printed on silk. 32mo (3 x 1-3/4 in). Foulis Press Miniature Pindar on Silk. The first volume of the miniature four-volume Foulis Press edition of Pindar's Odes (printed 1754-1758), this copy one of only a handful printed on silk. It is complete in itself, the first volume being the only one of which some copies were printed on silk. As such, it is issued without the general title page (?1). Gaskell notes silk copies in the British Library and the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Additional silk copies are located at the Canterbury Cathedral Library and the Lilly Library. Only a handful of copies have sold at auction in the past 35 years.A near flawless copy of what is perhaps the only miniature book printed on silk. Gaskell 274; Brunet IV, 660; ESTC T134376; Mikrobiblion 192 Contemporary dark green straight-grained morocco, covers tooled with gilt filet border and small floral tool at corners, flat spine divided into five panels, titled in one, the rest with small circular tools, a.e.g. Slightest rubbing to covers, else fine. In custom morocco pull-off case and chemise 158 pp. A-K8. Greek text printed on silk. 32mo (3 x 1-3/4 in)
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