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Commentarii linguae Graecae... ab eodem accuratè recogniti, atque amplius tertia parte aucti. Paris, ex officina Roberti Stephani typographi Regii,

BUDE Guillaume (1548.)

£1250.00 

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Fine Estienne device on title-page, greek letter.Folio. 1109pp. [21]ff. 19th century marbled calf, gilt ornamental border on covers, spine richly gilt in compartments (head and foot of spine and joints worn, some marks on covers).

First Estienne edition of this important work by the most influential of the French humanist scholars of the early 16th century, which was instrumental in spreading the study of Greek throughout France. The first edition of 1529 is described as in Printing and the Mind of Man as, "a monument of the new learning"."The definitive edition, enlarged by more than one-third from notes left by Budé, of one of the greatest Renaissance contributions to the study of Greek antiquity. Budé's Commentarii formed the basis for the study of the Greek language in France, and served as the basis of Henri Estienne's Thesaurus Graecae linguae" (Schreiber).Blank lower margin of title restored, some foxing throughout, a few small wormholes at beginning and end.Schreiber 100. Renouard 71, no. 7. Adams B3096. PMM no. 60 (1529 ed.).

Stock Code: 44853