Tragoediae.

Seneca.

Tragoediae.

Post omnes omnium editiones recensionesque editae denuo & notis Tho. Farnabii illustratae.

Description: Italic letter, with Roman, occasional Greek, decorated initials, title a little dusty at margins, light age yellowing, fore edge of first few leaves softened, lower outer corner of E7 and T2 torn (latter affecting a couple of words on sidenote), last leaf a bit creased at fore edge, verso soiled, pp. [8], 366, [10], last blank, 8vo, contemporary English sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked, original spine overlaid, triple blind ruled, without endpapers, late 17thC autograph John Wright to upper cover, '1677' and 'John Wright his book' to recto and verso of title, his initials inked to fore edge, pen trials (in Latin and Hebrew) and notes to last blank, occasional English manuscript annotations.

Publication Details: London: Thomas Snodham, 1624

Notes: [ANNOTATED BY A 17TH-CENTURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL BOY.] A carefully used, well-preserved copy in its original binding. This is the second edition, after that of 1613, with an extensive commentary by Thomas Farnaby, 'the chief classical scholar as well as the chief schoolmaster of his time' (ODNB). It comprises Seneca's tragedies Medea, Hippolytus, Oedipus, Troades, Agamemnon, Hercules Furens, Thyestes, Thebaid, Hercules Oetaeus and Octavia. Farnaby's editions were popular textbooks in the 17th century. In Restoration grammar schools, 'Seneca's rhetorical bombast and dramatic violence on the one han...more

Bibliography: (ESTC S117123; Lowndes 2241. Not in Dibdin, Moss or Brunet)

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Price: £850

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1624

Stock Number: 68475

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