Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia.


Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia.

Caeterorum octo Lyricorum carmina... Editio IIII. Graecolatina H. Stepha. recognitione quorundam interpretationis locorum, & accessione lyricorum carminum locupletata.

Description: browned and spotted, some old annotations in ink and pencil, pp. 387, [4], 388-684, [2], 16mo, contemporary limp vellum, spine lettered in ink, darkened and rubbed, no flyleaves, hinges cracking and a little wear to joints, sound

Publication Details: Lyons: Jean Pillehotte, 1598

Notes: An odd and probably pirated printing of Estienne's pocket Pindar. Calling itself the 4th edition on the title-page, it is dated 12 years after Henri Estienne's 3rd edition (see Schreiber 214) and 2 years before Paul Estienne's 4th edition (Schreiber 271). However, the contents are a page-for-page reprint of the 5th Estienne Pindar, which was printed by Paul in 1612 (Schreiber 276), suggesting that the date must be false. Furthermore, the publisher and date on title-page bear no relation to the colophon, which reads 'Ex typograpia Ioannis Havard, alias Iamet, anno salutis 1589'. A similar editi...more

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Price: £500

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1598

Stock Number: 53583

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