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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 673

    Poetae Graeci principes heroici carminis, & alii nonnulli. [Geneva:] "Excudebat Henricus Stephanus" [ie. Henri Estienne] "illustris viri Huldrichi Fuggeri typographus," 1566. 2 parts in one volume, 2°. Woodcut printer's device on title, foliated initials (title lightly spotted and stained, second part lacking title, some mainly marginal staining, a few spots and small rustholes, marginal worming to first few leaves touching letters on a few leaves). Contemporary calf gilt, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco lettering pieces (joints splitting, rubbed and scuffed). Adams P1699; Brunet IV, 757; Renouard p.126; Schreiber 160: "Henri Estienne's monumental collection of the Greek poets ... This is unquestionably [his] typographic masterpiece, of which fine copies ... are difficult to come by."

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    Poetae Graeci principes heroici carminis, & alii nonnulli. [Geneva:] "Excudebat Henricus Stephanus" [ie. Henri Estienne] "illustris viri Huldrichi Fuggeri typographus," 1566. 2 parts in one volume, 2°. Woodcut printer's device on title, foliated initials (title lightly spotted and stained, second part lacking title, some mainly marginal staining, a few spots and small rustholes, marginal worming to first few leaves touching letters on a few leaves). Contemporary calf gilt, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco lettering pieces (joints splitting, rubbed and scuffed). Adams P1699; Brunet IV, 757; Renouard p.126; Schreiber 160: "Henri Estienne's monumental collection of the Greek poets ... This is unquestionably [his] typographic masterpiece, of which fine copies ... are difficult to come by."


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