AESCHYLUS, SOPHOCLES, EURIPIDES. Tragoediae selectae. [Geneva]: Huldrich Fugger for Henri Estienne, 1567.
2 parts, 16° (127 x 73mm), in Latin and Greek, woodcut printer's device on title, with blank leaves aa7-8 at end of part one. (Waterstain at upper margin of title and preliminaries, O1v and repeat K8r slightly soiled, quire Ll to end with wormhole at bottom margin occasionally affecting catch-letter or last line of text, corners of Oo2-Pp1 clipped.) Contemporary calf, covers with central gilt cartouche within single gilt fillet frame and with three blind fillets along joints, gilt spine in five compartments with raised bands (corners restored, some rubbing, upper joints cracked). Provenance: Gouthiere (early signature on title) – Pierre Hollier Larousse (bookplate).
A pocket edition of eight Greek tragedies: one by Aeschylus (Prometheus), three by Sophocles (Ajax, Electra, Antigone) and four by Euripides (Hecuba, Iphigenia in Aulis, Medea, Alcestis).
'Each play (except Prometheus) is accompanied by two Latin versions, one in verse, and one in prose; for Prometheus, only the prose version (by M. Garbitius) is given. The translations are by Erasmus, Melanchthon, G. Buchanan, Joachim Camerarius, and G. Rotallerus. The four plays of Euripides represent the only tragedies of Euripides printed by Henri Estienne, who never published an edition of that author – a lacuna which his son Paul was to fill in 1602' (Schreiber).
Adams A-269; Gruys, Early Printed Editions of Aeschylus, II.8; Schreiber, Estienne169.