Duker’s Thucydides

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Title

Duker’s Thucydides

Editor(s)

DUKER, Karl Andreas, WASSE, Joseph

Author(s)

Thucydides

Publisher

SMITH, William, WETSTEIN, Jacobus, WETSTEIN, Rudolf

Place of publication

Amsterdam

Date of publication

1731

Binding

later morocco

Full Description

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.

Folio. pp. [xxxvi], 34, 728, 48, 123, [i] + engraved frontispiece and two folding plates, Greek text with parallel Latin translation. Early nineteenth-century red straight-grained morocco, rebacked with original spine retained; Rugby prize binding for John Strange Dandridge (recorded as having won prizes for ‘best Latin poem’ in 1812 and 1813; books to the value of ten Guineas). Edited by Karl Andreas Duker and Joseph Wasse, this 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 II 509).