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AESCHYLUS (525-456 B.C.). Tragoediae VII, edited by P. Vettori & H. Estienne. [Geneva:] H. Estienne, 1557. 4° (251 x 155mm). Woodcut printer's device 15 on title. (Occasional light soiling.) 18th-century calf, gilt spine (few scuff marks and corners lightly bumped). Provenance: Grentemesnit (ownership inscription on title) -- few early annotations.
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AESCHYLUS (525-456 B.C.). Tragoediae VII, edited by P. Vettori & H. Estienne. [Geneva:] H. Estienne, 1557. 4° (251 x 155mm). Woodcut printer's device 15 on title. (Occasional light soiling.) 18th-century calf, gilt spine (few scuff marks and corners lightly bumped). Provenance: Grentemesnit (ownership inscription on title) -- few early annotations.

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AESCHYLUS (525-456 B.C.). Tragoediae VII, edited by P. Vettori & H. Estienne. [Geneva:] H. Estienne, 1557. 4° (251 x 155mm). Woodcut printer's device 15 on title. (Occasional light soiling.) 18th-century calf, gilt spine (few scuff marks and corners lightly bumped). Provenance: Grentemesnit (ownership inscription on title) -- few early annotations.

FIRST COMPLETE EDITION of Aeschylus. It includes the editio princeps of Agamemnon, the greatest Aeschylean tragedy, and one of the greatest masterpieces of Western dramatic literature. The first three editions (Venice 1518, Venice 1552 and Paris 1552) had been based on a manuscript tradition with a lacuna of more than two-thirds of Agamennon. Pietro Vettori, for the first time, distinguished Agamennon from the next play and Henri Estienne further corrected Vettori's text and contributed 40 pages of very important textual comments (Schreiber). Adams A-265bis; Brunet I, 78; Hoffmann I, 34; Renouard 116:15; Schreiber 145.

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