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Tragoediae VII Quae cum omnes multo quam antea castigatiores eduntur, tum vero una quae mutila & decurtata prius… by  HENRI) AESCHYLUS (ESTIENNE - 1st - 1557 - from Reginald C. Williams Rare Books (SKU: 037)

Tragoediae VII Quae cum omnes multo quam antea castigatiores eduntur, tum vero una quae mutila & decurtata prius erat, integra nunc profertur. Petri Victorii cura et diligentia.

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Tragoediae VII Quae cum omnes multo quam antea castigatiores eduntur, tum vero una quae mutila & decurtata prius erat, integra nunc profertur. Petri Victorii cura et diligentia.

by AESCHYLUS (ESTIENNE, HENRI)

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Ex Officina Henrici Stephani [Estienne], no place (Geneva) 1557. Quarto (252 x 170 mm) Printer's device on the title page. (8)+, 395 (i.e. 397, page 138-139 numbered * and **). Bound in contemporary paste boards. Top of spine (c. 2 cm.) is missing, so is the title label on the spine. Inside is nice and clean apart from minor darkening and a wormhole the first three leaves. This is a decent unsophisticated copy with an interesting provenance. Housed in a quarter-morocco clamshell box by the Heritage Bindery. Text in Greek, commentaries and introduction in Latin. ** First complete edition in Greek of the tragedies and the and the Editio Princeps of Agamemnon, one of the greatest tragedies ever written. The work is beautifully printed with types in two sizes by Estienne. As Henry Estienne states on the title page, this is the first complete edition of Aeschylus as it contains the Editio Princeps of Agamemnon. Henri Estienne was still in his twenties when he returned to Paris to establish his Imprimerie, making this one of his earliest publications. *** This copy has a long line of great provenance: the book was purchased by Heinrich Paulli (with his name on the flyleaf). Originally from Rostock, he was physician for Queen Sophie, wife of the Danish King Frederik II and mother of King Christian IV. He was also the father of the reknown physician and botanist Simon Paulli (all this is beautifully written in Latin and with very old hand on the flyleaf). The copy also belonged to the Danish book collector B.W. Luxdorph, with his name on the flyleaf, as well the the Bibliotheca Communitatis Regiae - Regensbiblioteket - in Copenhagen (established 1777; partly sold 1853) with the letters B.C.R. in gold on the lower part of the spine. Also with much later names on the fly leaf's, including the Danish classical scholar Holger (Friis Johansen). There's also ink writing in the margins on pages 162-164 which appears to be in the hand of one of the previous illustrious owners of centuries past. The appearance of this particular Estienne is always a cause for celebration.

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Bookseller
Reginald C. Williams Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
037
Title
Tragoediae VII Quae cum omnes multo quam antea castigatiores eduntur, tum vero una quae mutila & decurtata prius erat, integra nunc profertur. Petri Victorii cura et diligentia.
Author
AESCHYLUS (ESTIENNE, HENRI)
Format/binding
Publisher's paste boards
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Geneva: Henry Estienne for Ex Officina Henrici Stephani
Place of Publication
Geneva
Date Published
1557
Keywords
Greek Classics, Philosophy
Bookseller catalogs
New arrivals October 2021;
Size
Quarto

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