Herodotou Logoi ennea hoiper epikalountai Mousai [in Greek].

Herodotus

Herodotou Logoi ennea hoiper epikalountai Mousai [in Greek].

Description: woodcut printer's device on verso of final leaf (otherwise blank), numerous woodcut initials, text in Greek, section at the lower outer corner of title-page neatly excised and renewed, title slightly soiled, pp. [xx], 310, [2], folio, [bound with:] Thoukydide meta scholio palaio kai panu ophelimo [in Greek] ... Accessit praeterea diligentia Ioachimi Camerarij, in castigando tum textu, tum commentarijs unà cum annotationibus eius. Basle: Johann Herwagen, 1540, text in Greek, numerous woodcut initials, title-page with same excision and renewal as Herodotus, lacking the final leaf (as sometimes) blank except for printer's device, pp. [xxiv], 225, [3], 177 [i.e. 127], folio. 2 vols bound in 1, contemporary elaborately blind-stamped pigskin, original twirled brass clasps, later ink lettering on spine, small ink stamp on verso of first title of the Donaueschingen library, a choice copy

Publication Details: Basle: Johann Herwagen, [1541]

Notes: These two editions, published a year apart, are often found together, probably as intended. The last leaf is sometimes missing from the Thucydides (e.g. 2 of the 3 copies in Adams, the copy in Harvard). That the two title-pages have the same excision and repair (not at all recent) it is probably no coincidence, but the significance is not apparent. These are the first Herwagen editions of these historians, the Herodotus being the second Greek edition, and the Thucydides the third.

Bibliography: (Adams H395 and T664)

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Price: £5,000

Subject: Classics

Published Date: [1541]

Stock Number: 59171

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