Quae extant cum Graecis Scholiis.

  • Theocritus
  • Oxoniae [Oxford]: E Theatro Sheldoniano 1699
  • ESTC R33917; Dibdin II 487.

£500

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Description

8vo, pp. [viii], 294, [38] + engraved frontispiece. Eighteenth-century French red morocco, boards bordered with a triple gilt rule, flat spine divided by triple gilt rules, large brown morocco label, other compartments with central floral tools, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. A few spots and stains, several paper flaws with old repairs. Just minor marking to binding. Purchase inscription to initial blank (’12 liv…. Paris 1803, Durkin’) along with Parisian bookseller’s ticket of Lebour in the Galeries de Bois,modern bookplate to front pastedown.

Notes

A 'very valuable edition' (Harwood), though primarily reprinting the text from Winterton's Cambridge edition of four years earlier. This copy made its way to Paris where it received its elegant binding and passed through the hands of one of the booksellers in the prototypical shopping arcade attached to the Palais Royal, first opened in 1786.

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