Hymni et Epigrammata: Quibus accesserunt Theognidis Carmina: nec non epigrammata centum septuaginta sex ex Anthologia Graeca… Notas addidit, at queomnia emendate imprimenda curavit editor.

  • Callimachus
  • Londini [London]: Impensis Gul. Thurlbourne… veneunt apud J. Nourse, P. Vaillant, J. Beecroft. 1741
  • ESTC T145198.

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Description

FIRST BENTLEY EDITION, 8vo, pp. xviii, 243, [1], 53, [1]. Contemporary red turkey, boards and spine compartments bordered with a triple gilt rule, green morocco label, board edges and turn-ins gilt, edges sprinkled green and red, marbled endpapers. A few light spots but generally very fresh. Spine just slightly sunned, extremities the merest touch rubbed. Modern bookplate to front pastedown.

Notes

A particularly beautiful - in a very restrained style - copy of the 'handsome edition' (ODNB) of Callimachus by Thomas Bentley (1690/91-1742), nephew of Richard Bentley. Thomas had begun his classical career with an edition of Horace based on his uncle's notes and also travelled to help him with collations of manuscripts. This may have contributed to Thomas's own works often being attributed to the more famous scholar, including this one - which credits simply 'the editor' instead of giving a name on the title-page.

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