Provenance: early Jesuit inscription on title. FIRST EDITION. Henri Estienne's first independently published work. Brunet I, 250: "Première édition, qui est aussi belle que rare"; Schreiber 139." /> ANACREON (?572-?488 BC), and others. <I>Teij odae.</I> Paris: "Apud Henricum Stephanum" [ie. Henri Estienne], 1554. Small 4°. Printer's woodcut device on title, headpiece and initial (some very light browning, a few spots). Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt (joints split, lightly rubbed). <I>Provenance</I>: early Jesuit inscription on title. FIRST EDITION. Henri Estienne's first independently published work. Brunet I, 250: "Première édition, qui est aussi belle que rare"; Schreiber 139. | Christie's
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    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 645

    ANACREON (?572-?488 BC), and others. Teij odae. Paris: "Apud Henricum Stephanum" [ie. Henri Estienne], 1554. Small 4°. Printer's woodcut device on title, headpiece and initial (some very light browning, a few spots). Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt (joints split, lightly rubbed). Provenance: early Jesuit inscription on title. FIRST EDITION. Henri Estienne's first independently published work. Brunet I, 250: "Première édition, qui est aussi belle que rare"; Schreiber 139.

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    ANACREON (?572-?488 BC), and others. Teij odae. Paris: "Apud Henricum Stephanum" [ie. Henri Estienne], 1554. Small 4°. Printer's woodcut device on title, headpiece and initial (some very light browning, a few spots). Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt (joints split, lightly rubbed). Provenance: early Jesuit inscription on title. FIRST EDITION. Henri Estienne's first independently published work. Brunet I, 250: "Première édition, qui est aussi belle que rare"; Schreiber 139.

    "EDITIO PRINCEPS of what Henri Estienne and his contemporaries believed to be the ancient Greek lyrics of the poet Anacreon ... who sang of the pleasures of sex and wine, but whose poems are not extant, except for some short fragments. The poems which are printed in this volume consist of the Anacreontea, a collection of Greek lyric poems written in imitation of Anacreon at various dates - some as late as the tenth century. The Anacreontea became the most influential 'ancient' Greek poetic text during the Renaissance, and Estienne's editio princeps virtually caused a poetic revolution, not only in France, but also in Italy and Germany ..." (Schreiber).


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