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Aeschylus

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Description

  • Aeschylus
  • Tragoediae VII... Petri Victorii cura et diligentia. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1557
  • Paper
4to (225 x 162mm.), woodcut printer's device on title-page, text in Greek, modern vellum, spine lettered in gilt, red edges, without final blank leaf, occasional light staining, first few leaves strengthened in gutter

Literature

IA 100.917; Renouard, Estienne p.116; Schreiber 145; Gruys, The Early Printed Editions of Aeschylus (1981), 6

Catalogue Note

FIRST COMPLETE EDITION of the works of Aeschylus; six of the plays were first published by Aldus in 1518, and the Agamemnon is published here in full for the first time. It had been found in a manuscript in Florence by two of Vettori's pupils in around 1552.
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