Fourth Printing of Sophocles in GreekSKU: 7803
Sophocles: [Greek title] Sophoclis Tragoediae septem cum Commentarii interpretationum argumenti Thebaidos fabularum Sophoclis, authore Ioachimo Camerario […] Haganoae [Hagenau], Ex Officina Seceriana, 1534
This is an uncommon fourth printing of Sophocles in Greek, one of the principal editions between the Aldine of 1502 and Turnebus’ edition of 1553.
Condition & Materials
Part one only (of 2). 8vo. A-Z,AA-EE8, FF4. Woodcut Setzer device (Janus) on verso of last leaf. Minor marginal worming to first few leaves, not affecting letters of text; a couple of leaves with light waterstaining; some early headlines cropped or cut close. Greek text only, lacks Camerarius’ scholia, published in the second part.
Later sixteenth-century vellum, with later red morocco label, lacks ties. Near contemporary signature of Johann Behem on the title; signature on lower pastedown: Fesendorff, 1577; Nineteenth century inscription on title, possibly ‘Bibliothek Grissrring’; ink stamp of Repton School on title, and armorial bookplate of Laurence Arthur Burd (1863-1931), philatelist, expert on Machiavelli and teacher at Repton (where the Burd Library is named for him).
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