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(Greek title, then:) Graecorum oratorum omnium facile principis orationes duas & sexaginta . . . Basle, per Iohannem Hervagium, September

DEMOSTHENES  (1532.)

£1700.00 

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Woodcut printer's device on title-page repeated on verso of last leaf, fine white-on-black woodcut initials.2 parts in one vol. Folio. [12]ff., 532pp., 207pp. [28]ff. 19th century half-calf, marbled boards, title letterd in a 16th century hand along lower edge (spine cracked, upper cover loose).

Although the Greek text follows the Aldine editions of 1504 this is the first edition to hold the commentaries of Erasmus, Guillaume Budé and others. "This is formed on the Aldine edition; but owing to Grynaeus or Oporinus, who superintended it, there are many preferable readings to be found. It is a beautiful and excellent work, according to Fabricius, containing the commentaries of Ulpian in the margin of each page; and at the end, the various readings collected by Danesius; also the commentaries of Budaeus, Erasmus, and other learned men, on certain passages of Demosthenes. This collection of annotations, says Harles, was compiled by Ruberus. (Dibdin)."A little marginal worm affecting some headlines, first few leaves just frayed at fore-margin; generally a fresh wide-margined copy.Hoffman I, 508. Adams D261. BMSTC (German), p. 238. VD16 D484.

Stock Code: 43798