Item #66983 [Greek Title] Opus Utrumque Homeri Iliados Et Odysseae, HOMER.
[Greek Title] Opus Utrumque Homeri Iliados Et Odysseae,
[Greek Title] Opus Utrumque Homeri Iliados Et Odysseae,
[Greek Title] Opus Utrumque Homeri Iliados Et Odysseae,

Second and Improved Herwagen Edition, In Contemporary Binding

[Greek Title] Opus Utrumque Homeri Iliados Et Odysseae, Diligenti per Iacobi Micylli & Ioachimi Camerarii recognitum.

Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1541.

Greek Title] Opus Utrumque Homeri Iliados Et Odysseae, Diligenti per Iacobi Micylli & Ioachimi Camerarii recognitum. [Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1541].

Second Herwagen edition, but first edition edited by Micyllus and Camerarius, improving the text from Hervagius' 1535 edition. Two folio volumes in one. Folio in sixes. [24], 394 [i.e.410], [2]; [1]-237 [i.e.307], [1, printer's device] pp. Text in Greek with commentaries surrounding text. Preliminaries in Latin. Title-pages are in Greek and Latin. Title-pages and final leaf of both volumes with engraved printer's device. Engraved initials.

Full contemporary pigskin over wooden boards. Boards elaborately stamped in blind. Cover with the stamped initials GWH and the date 1550. Spine with "Homer" in old ink manuscript. Beveled boards. Boards with two brass clasps. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down. With library stamp on lower margin of main title-page "By Bibliotheca Gymnas?" with a deacquisition stamp over it. Previous owner's old ink notes on margins of title-page in two hands. Extensive ink underscoring and marginalia in Latin and Greek in at least 2 different hands throughout. Head and tail of spine with with some wear. Spine with a crack along front hinge, but holding firm and binding still tight. A bit of light soiling throughout. Overall a very good copy.

The Greek text of Homer, brought out in collaboration with Micyllus, is based on the Aldine edition and has also the scholia of Didymus, surrounding the text.

HBS 66983.

$7,500.

Price: $7,500.00

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