Aeschylus, Tragoedia Septem-Thebana, Paris, 1585, later navy morocco gilt, Syston Park copy
Aeschylus, Tragoedia Septem-Thebana, Paris, 1585, later navy morocco gilt, Syston Park copy
Aeschylus, Tragoedia Septem-Thebana, Paris, 1585, later navy morocco gilt, Syston Park copy
Aeschylus, Tragoedia Septem-Thebana, Paris, 1585, later navy morocco gilt, Syston Park copy
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Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

Aeschylus, Tragoedia Septem-Thebana, Paris, 1585, later navy morocco gilt, Syston Park copy

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

Aeschylus, Tragoedia Septem-Thebana, Paris, 1585, later navy morocco gilt, Syston Park copy

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot Sold:6,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

AESCHYLUS

Tragoedia Septem-Thebana [with Latin translation by Florent Chrestien]. Paris: Fédéric Morel, 1585


2 parts (one Greek, one Latin), 4to (216 x 165mm.), woodcut device on title-pages and a different device at end of each part, woodcut initials and headpieces, eighteenth-century navy morocco gilt with title lettered on upper cover, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt edges, yellow watered silk endleaves


A note on the flyleaf states that this is the first published Latin translation of any of the plays of Aeschylus.


LITERATURE:

USTC 171844 & 170795


PROVENANCE:

Sir John Hayford Thorold, Syston Park bookplate, sale, Sotheby's, 12 December 1884, lot 34, 15s

Condition Report

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