Item #11387 Carmina Novem Illvstrivm Feminarvm. Sappho.
Carmina Novem Illvstrivm Feminarvm.
Carmina Novem Illvstrivm Feminarvm.
ANNOTATED THROUGHOUT BY JACQUES-AUGUSTE DE THOU

Carmina Novem Illvstrivm Feminarvm.

Antwerp, C. Plantin 1568.

8vo (166 x 102 mm.). [xii], 387p. WOODCUT PORTRAIT OF SAPPHO.

18th-century blind-ruled blue morocco (front hinge cracked, slightly chipped), gilt-lettered flat spine, pink silk endleaves, top and bottom edges gilt, fore-edge marbled, blue silk marker.

ANNOTATED IN GREEK AND LATIN — SOME 3000 WORDS IN ALL — BY THE STATESMAN, DIPLOMAT AND BIBLIOPHILE (1553-1617). HE MARKED UP NEARLY EVERY PAGE. His translations, paraphrases, internal see-references and comparisons and contrasts to other classical verse reveal his reading habits, literary preferences, philological sensitivity, view of contemporary scholarship and the sources he had to hand.
            Only Edition of this anthology of twenty-seven ancient Greek poets, ten printed here for the first time. nine are women. The editor, Fulvio Orsini (1529-1600), worked from manuscripts in his own library and in the Farnese and the Vatican collections.
            De Thou’s books passed en bloc to his heirs, then to J.-J. Charron, marquis de Ménars, Card. Gaston de Rohan and Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise (Catalogue (1788) 7412). This volume later belonged to Eton Provost Rev. E.C. Hawtrey. In good condition.
Catalogus bibliothecæ thuanæ (1679) I: 269-70; Voet, The Plantin Press 917; Hoffmann, Bibliographisches Lexicon der…Litteratur der Griechen I: 194, 453-4, 478 & II: 34, 613 & III: 468.

Item #11387

Price: $16,500.00

Status: On Hold