Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0425
Author: Thucydides
Title: Thvcydidis olori filii, De bello Peloponnesiaco libri octo. Idem Latinè, ex interpretatione Lavrentii Vallæ, ab Henrico Stephano nuper recognita, Quam Aemilius Portus, Francisci Porti Cretensis F. paternos commentarios accuratè sequutus, ab infinita grauissimorum errorum multitudine nouissime repurgauit, magnaq[ue] diligentia passim expolitam innouauit. In hac postrema editione qvid præterea præstetur, sequens pagina docet. (Also in Greek)
Place Published: Frankfurt
Publisher:Apud heredes Andreae Wecheli
Date Published: 1594

[14], 631, [1] pp, 568 columns, 24 leaves. Translated from Greek into Latin by Lorenzo Valla, revised by Henri Estienne, Aemilius Portus and Franciscus Porti. Printers device on title page and verso of final page, floriated initials, headpieces. Text in two columns, Greek and Latin. (Folio) 36.5x23.5 cm (14¼x9¼"), early calf professionally restored, tooled and lettered in gilt on spine, raised bands, trimmed edges stained red, modern box with printed label.

Marginalia in an early hand.


Scrapes and rubbing, corners lightly bumped; a few chips, some pages repaired, light ripple to pages, a few occasional stains, rear endpaper starting; very good or better.

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

Thucydides' Greek for the literati, 1594

Estimate $600 - $900Dec 13, 2018