Item #11282 [Greek title:] Sermones siue Disputationes XLI. Græcè nunc primùm editæ. Maximus Tyrius.
[Greek title:] Sermones siue Disputationes XLI. Græcè nunc primùm editæ.
[Greek title:] Sermones siue Disputationes XLI. Græcè nunc primùm editæ.
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[Greek title:] Sermones siue Disputationes XLI. Græcè nunc primùm editæ.

[Geneva], Henri II Estienne 1557.

8vo (165 x 106 mm.). [iix], 363 [r. 263]p. Greek type (roman for Latin prelims. and concluding notes), guide letters, a woodcut Estienne title device (Renouard 294; Schreiber 12).

Mid-19th-century gilt-ruled blind-decorated dark brown calf with a frond-roll border and dotted volute central stamp (hinges worn), spine decorated in gilt and blind, gilt-lettered title label, edges marbled blue, red silk marker.

With: Maximus Tyrius.
            Sermones siue Disputationes XLI.  [Geneva], Henri II Estienne 1557. 8vo. [xvi], 320p. Italic type (prelims. and headings in roman), marginal numbering, the same title device as above (I).

            Ad I-II: Editio Princeps of the Greek text (I), here edited by the printer, who added the critical notes. These forty one lectures on moral philosophy were delivered in Rome by the itinerant scholar, who peppered his exhortations with quotations, chiefly from Plato and Homer. Estienne reprinted and substantially emended the Latin translation (II) by the Florentine Humanist, ambassador, governor and cleric Cosimo de’ Pazzi (1466-1513), who learned Greek from Janus Lascaris (1445-1535). In good condition ((blank upper margin of the title trimmed)), scattered early manuscript annotations in the Latin version, bookplate of Bob Luza (1893-1980).
¶Renouard, Annales de l’imprimerie des Estienne 116,2; Schreiber, The Estiennes 141a & 141b; Chaix-Dufour-Moeckli, Les Livres imprimés à Genève 33; Hoffmann, Bibliographisches Lexicon der…Griechen II: 584 (I) & II: 587 (II).

Item #11282

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