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Plato.
OPERA [WITH A TRANSLATION BY JEAN DE SERRES, EDITED BY HENRI ESTIENNE]. [?GENEVA]: HENRI ESTIENNE, 1578
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Plato.
OPERA [WITH A TRANSLATION BY JEAN DE SERRES, EDITED BY HENRI ESTIENNE]. [?GENEVA]: HENRI ESTIENNE, 1578
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,040 GBP
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Plato.
OPERA [WITH A TRANSLATION BY JEAN DE SERRES, EDITED BY HENRI ESTIENNE]. [?GENEVA]: HENRI ESTIENNE, 1578

3 volumes in 2 (volume 3 bound with volume one), folio (381 x 233mm.), parallel Greek and Latin text, woodcut device on title-pages, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials, old vellum over boards, blind-stamped strapwork design to centre of covers, spine gilt in compartments, brown morocco lettering-piece, old silk ties, light spotting and staining, a few tears with slight loss (not affecting text), binding worn, hinges cracking


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Provenance

George Howse, signature on title-page; Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo (1788-1845), gift inscription on verso of flyleaf dated 1825; Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), artist

Literature

Renouard, Estienne p.145; Brunet IV, 695; Schreiber 201

Catalogue Note

For this edition, Estienne collated the earlier printed editions as well as returning to the manuscripts, although many suggested emendations appear only amongst the marginalia. The work was a scholarly success for Estienne, although a substantial financial failure.

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