Lot 506

APOLLONIUS OF RHODES (240-186 BC). Argonauticon libri IIII.

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APOLLONIUS OF RHODES (240-186 BC). Argonauticon libri IIII. Schola vetusta in eosdem libros, quæ palmam inter alia omnia in alios poetas scripta, obtinere existinantur. Cum annotationibus Henrici Stephani: ex quibus, quantum in hanc editionem contulerit diligentiam, cognosci poterit. [Geneva:] Excudebat Henricus Stephanus [i.e. Henry Estienne], 1574. 4to (236 x 160mm). Large woodcut printer’s device on title, foliated initials, ornaments, text and scholia printed in Latin and Greek (lacks blank before title, title lightly stained with a few ink spots, occasional very light mainly marginal staining, a few darker spots). Contemporary vellum, title in old manuscript on spine. Provenance: “Judas Iscariot, Judas Iscariot, false as Judas Iscariot, Queen’s College” (puzzling old inscription on front pastedown); Baldwin (old signature on title, and some early annotation); Blackwells, Oxford (label); G. L. Engle 1952 (label); from the Library of the late Sir George Engle. Brunet I, 130: “Edition assez estimée…”; Hoffmann I, 207; Renouard Estienne I, 141; Schreiber 188: “A very important and beautifully printed edition of the Argonauticon, including the Greek scholia surrounding the text.”

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