London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
AESCHYLUS (525-456 B.C.). Tragoediae VII, edited by P. Vettori & H. Estienne. [Geneva:] H. Estienne, 1557. 4° (241 x 158mm). Woodcut printer's device 15 on title (lacking final blank, title a little soiled and chipped with slight loss of margin, upper corner of a few leaves lightly waterstained not affecting text). 20th-century mottled half sheep (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: old inscription on upper margin of title.
FIRST COMPLETE EDITION of Aeschylus, "including the editio princeps of the Agamemnon, the greatest Aeschylean tragedy, and one of the greatest masterpieces of Western dramatic literature". Hoffmann I, 34; Schreiber 145.
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