HOMER [Works in Greek] Ulyssea. Batrachomyomachia. Hymni xxxii [with: the Lives of Homer by Herodutus, Plutach and Dio Chrysostom], 2 parts in 1 vol. (of 2), Venice, Heirs of Aldus the Elder, June 1517

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Lot 32
HOMER
[Works in Greek] Ulyssea. Batrachomyomachia. Hymni xxxii [with: the Lives of Homer by Herodutus, Plutach and Dio Chrysostom], 2 parts in 1 vol. (of 2), Venice, Heirs of Aldus the Elder, June 1517

Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,482) inc. premium
HOMER
[Works in Greek] Ulyssea. Batrachomyomachia. Hymni xxxii [with: the Lives of Homer by Herodutus, Plutach and Dio Chrysostom], 2 parts in 1 vol. (of 2), title in Greek and Latin, text in Greek, Aldine device on title and at end of first part, some mainly marginal dampstaining and soiling, single wormhole through first 3 gatherings, title restored with loss of text, marginal repair to following leaf, contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards, lettered 'Odissea Homeri' on upper cover, brass catches, lacking clasps, holes in spine and front cover [Ahmanson-Murphy 153; Renouard 80.3; Adams H742], 8vo, Venice, Heirs of Aldus the Elder, June 1517

Footnotes

  • Second Aldine edition of the Odyssey, followed by the lives of Homer which should preface the first volume but is often found indiscriminately bound. Renouard considered this edition to be a new text, being "meilleure et plus rare encore que celle de 1504... elle est surtout bien plus correcte que la troisième de 1524".

    Provenance: early ownership inscriptions on title of "Martini Brenii(?) Transylvanii MDXXIII" and "Sam: Berger".
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