HESIODI ASCRAEI QUAE SUPERSUNT [Title also in Greek script], cum Notis Variorum. Edidit Thomas Robinson, S.T.P.
E Theatro Sheldoniano (ie Clarendon Press)
Frontis portrait of Hesiod + full page plate of oxen ploughing & various woodworking tools etc + text illustration, head and tailpieces & initials.
Quarto contemporary calf gilt on 5 raised bands spine compartments fully gilt covers with double fillet rules and corner stars, blind tooled dentelles (covers detached, corners & spine leather worn, lacks spine label) All edges rouged. Frontis + titlepage +pp dedication & Preface +xliii +p errata +496pp. Fine coat of arms bookplate of Thomas Salwey L.L.D. of Richard's Castle Salop +rear cover with Presented to the Leicester Free Library bookplate + the Library's arms blindstamped on corner of flyleaf & following pages to ii & again on half title of notes, following three leaves and last few pages of index. Two fore-edges have a narrow damp mark. *This fine edition is often cited as the best - handsome Greek text facing Latin, good wide margins, a few pencil translations lightly pencilled into the margins. Paper crisp and clean.
Price: GBP 195.00 or USD 273.00
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