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Creta, Cyprus, Rhodus [bound with] Theseus Sive de Ejus
1675. Studies of Ancient Greece by an Important Dutch Scholar Meurs, Johannes van [1579-1639]. [Graevius, Johannes Georgius (1632-1703), Editor]. Creta, Cyprus, Rhodus: Sive De Nobilissimarum Harum Insularum Rebus & Antiquitatibus, Commentarii Postumi, Nunc Primum Editi. Amsterdam: Apud Abrahamum Wolfgangum, 1675. Three parts in one, each with title page and individual pagination. [vi], 264, [2]; [2], 124, [68]; [2], 175 pp. [Bound with] Meurs, Johannes van. Theseus Sive de Ejus Vita Rebusque Gestis Liber Postumus. Accedunt Ejusdem Paralipomena de Pagis Atticis, Et Excerpta ex V. Cl. Jocobi Sponii Itinerario de Iisdem Pagis. Utrecht: Apud Franciscum Halma, 1684. [viii], 136, [12], 40, 52, [8] pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, later hand-lettered title label and fragment of shelf label to spine, edges rouged. Light soiling, some spotting to spine, corners and spine ends bumped, small chip to rear board, front hinge cracked. Title page of Theseus printed in red and black. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to some leaves. Early owner annotations to pastedowns and front free endpaper, later annotations in pencil in a few places, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Stamps to title pages. * Creta: first edition; Theseus: later edition. Van Meurs was a notable Dutch classical scholar and antiquary. This volume collects to of his most important works. The first one discusses accounts of Crete, Cyprus, Rhodes and other Greek islands in ancient Greek, Latin and Byzantine literature. The second concerns ancient Greek inscriptions on objects and structures. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 17:377.
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