4to, pp. [xxviii], 432. Near-contemporary vellum boards, boards bordered in blind with a small centrepiece and cornerpieces of the same tool in blind, spine lettered in ink, front board lettered ‘MCG / 1614’ in gilt, edges blue. Lightly browned, some spotting. Vellum somewhat soiled and showing some creasing on spine and a few scratches to boards, hinge strained at title-page. Old stamp of a German school library to title-page, first 20 leaves of text with underlining in red ink and several annotations in black ink (most of them on the first page of text), a binder’s blank at the end also filled with notes in the same hand.
The second Heinsius edition of Theocritus, which followed an octavo of 1603 that Heinsius reportedly tried to suppress. The second 'is preferable, and is, in fact, a very excellent edition.... Heinsius's readings are learned, sagacious, and ingenious' (Dibdin).
VD17 23:240602X; Dibdin II 486; Schweiger I 310.