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Donaueschingen copy.- Herodotus. Herodoti Libri Novem, edited by Joachim Camerarius, collation: α6 β4 a-z, Aa-Cc6, initial spaces with guide-letters, woodcut historiated initials and printer's device to otherwise blank final f., Basel, Heirs of Johann Hervagius, [1541] bound with Thucydides. Thucydides cum scholiis, edited by Joachim Camerarius, collation: α*6 β*6 α6 b-z A-D6 E8 F10, woodcut decorative initials, t6 blank, colophon f., lacking final f. (with woodcut printer's device, otherwise blank), Basel, Heirs of Johann Hervagius, 1540, together 2 works in 1 vol., titles in Greek and Latin, text in Greek, titles with large section of lower blank corner repaired, spotting and mostly light staining, lightly browned, lacking front pastedown, contemporary ornately blind-stamped panelled pigskin over wooden boards, metal clasps, spine in compartments and with later ink title, short split to pigskin of lower cover, a few small ink stains, lightly soiled, folio (312 x 200mm., binding 326 x 220mm.)

⁂ The Donaueschingen copy of the first Herwagen editions of these Greek historians; the Herodotus being the second Greek edition overall and the Thucydides the third. With regards to the binding the second borders and centre panels with blind rolls of half figures (prophets on upper cover, virtues on the lower) are signed 'A F'. According to Haebler (I, 110), three potential candidates for rolls thus signed are the two Leipzig binders Andreas Ficker (1542-92) and Andreas Francke (c. 1530), and Andreas Franckow, of Wittenberg (c.1534).

Provenance: F.F. Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen (small blue ink stamp to verso of first title, slight show through).

Literature: Adams H395; Adams T664.
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Donaueschingen copy.- Herodotus. Herodoti Libri Novem,

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0005: Donaueschingen copy.- Herodotus. Herodoti Libri Novem,

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Donaueschingen copy.- Herodotus. Herodoti Libri Novem, edited by Joachim Camerarius, collation: α6 β4 a-z, Aa-Cc6, initial spaces with guide-letters, woodcut historiated initials and printer's device to otherwise blank final f., Basel, Heirs of Johann Hervagius, [1541] bound with Thucydides. Thucydides cum scholiis, edited by Joachim Camerarius, collation: α*6 β*6 α6 b-z A-D6 E8 F10, woodcut decorative initials, t6 blank, colophon f., lacking final f. (with woodcut printer's device, otherwise blank), Basel, Heirs of Johann Hervagius, 1540, together 2 works in 1 vol., titles in Greek and Latin, text in Greek, titles with large section of lower blank corner repaired, spotting and mostly light staining, lightly browned, lacking front pastedown, contemporary ornately blind-stamped panelled pigskin over wooden boards, metal clasps, spine in compartments and with later ink title, short split to pigskin of lower cover, a few small ink stains, lightly soiled, folio (312 x 200mm., binding 326 x 220mm.)

⁂ The Donaueschingen copy of the first Herwagen editions of these Greek historians; the Herodotus being the second Greek edition overall and the Thucydides the third. With regards to the binding the second borders and centre panels with blind rolls of half figures (prophets on upper cover, virtues on the lower) are signed 'A F'. According to Haebler (I, 110), three potential candidates for rolls thus signed are the two Leipzig binders Andreas Ficker (1542-92) and Andreas Francke (c. 1530), and Andreas Franckow, of Wittenberg (c.1534).

Provenance: F.F. Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen (small blue ink stamp to verso of first title, slight show through).

Literature: Adams H395; Adams T664.

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