Opera Omnia:

Homer.

Opera Omnia:

ex recensione et cum notis Samuelis Clarkii, S.T.P. Accessit varietas lectionum MS. Lips. et edd. veterum, cura Jo. Augusti Ernesti: qui et suas notas adspersit. [5 vols.]

Description: LARGE PAPER COPY (25.5cm tall), two folding engraved maps (offset onto facing pages), a touch of light spotting, pp. [iv], xviii, 639. [1]; [iv], ii, 670, [2]; [iv], iii, [i], 603, [1]; [iv], 558, [2]; [iv], ix, [iii], 406, [2], 180, 8vo, contemporary Italian black sheep, spines divided by a triple gilt fillet between blind rolls, second compartment gilt-lettered direct, the rest with central blind tools, the name 'Caissotti' blocked in gilt to front boards, rubbed and scratched, gold and green mottled endpapers, edges untrimmed, good

Publication Details: Glasgow: Excudebat Andreas Duncan, 1814

Notes: A 'beautiful and faithful' reprint of Ernesti's edition (1759-64), which had expanded and completed the work of Samuel Clarke; it further adds Wolf's 'Prolegomena to Homer', encompassing all the best work in Homeric studies to date. Dibdin speaks of Ernesti's achievement: 'From the authority of Harwood and Harles, and from the general estimation in which this work is held by learned men, we may justly rank it with the very best editions of Homer... of the two reprints, that of 1814... is a most beautiful as well as accurately printed work: and the copies on LARGE PAPER have a magnificent aspec...more

Bibliography: (Dibdin II 59-60)

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Price: £600

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1814

Stock Number: 52128

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