De Bello Poloponnesiaco libri octo,


De Bello Poloponnesiaco libri octo,

cum Adnotationibus integris Henrici Stephani, & Joannis Hudsoni. Recensuit, & Notas suas addidit, Josephus Wasse. Editionem curavit, suasque Adnimadversiones adjecit Carolus Andreas Dukerus.

Description: engraved frontispiece and two folding plates, some spotting and toning, first few leaves with a dampmark to fore-margin, pp. [xxxvi], 34, 728, 48, 123, [1], folio, slightly later brown calf, spine gilt in compartments, joints and corners expertly repaired, new morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers, old scratches and scrapes to boards, good

Publication Details: Amsterdam: Apud R. & J.s Wetstenios & Gul. Smith. 1731

Notes: For many years the best edition of Thucydides and the basis of subsequent texts, this substantial folio edited by Karl Andreas Duker and Joseph Wasse is 'one of the most sumptuous and erudite productions which we have ever received from the continent, and has long borne the distinguished title of "Editio optima"' (Dibdin). Dibdin also reports that 'the famous Wasse had prepared a variety of materials for this work, by a careful revision of all the preceding editions: but he dying, Duker was prevailed upon to complete it' - this is a frequently-told story about editions with multiple editors, b...more

Bibliography: (Dibdin II 509)

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Price: £750

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1731

Stock Number: 53365

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