Opera Omnia: ex recensione et cum notis Samuelis Clarkii, S.T.P. Accessit varietas lectionum MS. Lips. et edd. veterum, cura Jo. Augusti Ernesti: qui et suas notas adspersit.

  • Homer
  • Glasguae [Glasgow]: Excudebat Andreas Duncan, 1814
  • Dibdin II 59-60.

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LARGE PAPER COPY, 5 vols., large 8vo, pp. [iv], xviii, 639. [1]; [iv], ii, 670, [2]; [iv], iii, [i], 603, [1]; [iv], 558, [2]; [iv], ix, [iii], 406, [2], 180 + 2 folding engraved maps. Contemporary Italian black sheep, flat spines divided by triple gilt rules between blind rolls, second and fourth compartments gilt-lettered direct, the others with central blind tools, gold and green mottled endpapers. Some spotting and foxing, especially to title-pages. Bindings rubbed and scratched, a little light wear to extremities. Gilt ownership stamp of ‘Caissottil’ to front boards.

Notes

A scarce large-paper copy of this 'beautiful and faithful' reprint of Ernesti's edition of Homer (first published 1759-64), itself based on the work of Samuel Clarke. To complete the assemblage of the best Homeric studies had to offer it also adds Wolf's 'Prolegomena to Homer'. Dibdin rates the edition highly: 'From the authority of Harwood and Harles, and from the general estimation in which this work is held by learned men, we may justly rank it with the very best editions of Homer... of the two reprints, that of 1814... is a most beautiful as well as accurately printed work: and the copies on LARGE PAPER have a magnificent aspect.'

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