Epta eklektoi dialogoi.


Epta eklektoi dialogoi.

[transliterated from the Greek]. Septem selecti dialogi. Juxta editionem Serrani.

Description: title printed in red and black, with woodcut ornament, some worming at the very end in the inner and lower margin, not affecting text, pp. [viii, including initial blank], 344, [3], 8vo, contemporary Irish sprinkled calf, double blind fillets on sides, spine gilt with the Perceval crest (a thistle) in the 5th compartment and a shelf mark in the 6th, red lettering piece, joints cracked but firm, a little insect damage near joints, ownership inscription of Charles Perceval dated 1739 on fly-leaf, later armorial bookplate of William Perceval partially obscuring large initials CP

Publication Details: Dublin: E Typographia Academiæ, 1738

Notes: The first book printed at the University Press and the first Greek book printed in Ireland. ESTC suggests Greek text and Latin translation: but only the title is translated. The book is dedicated (in Latin) to John Sterne, Dean of St. Patrick's 1705–1713, in which post he was succeeded by his friend Jonathan Swift. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dublin in 1721, and in 1726 he presented a sum of £1000 for a university printing house and press, which was established in 1734. Ordinary paper copies have a watermark B, large paper copies watermark Strasburg bend and lily. ...more

Bibliography: (ESTC N20395)

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Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1738

Stock Number: 67091

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