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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
SOLD TO BENEFIT REPTON SCHOOL, DERBYSHIRE
(Please note that most books contain a library stamp)
This is one of only three such historic newspapers confirmed to still exist — and it is the first time that one of them has ever been offered at auction
A 360-degree view of important works from the Renaissance to the 20th century ahead of our four auctions in Paris this May, including a drawing from Tiepolo’s Punchinello series, illustrated books by Picasso and an 18th-century equinoctial sundial
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Our Books and Manuscripts specialists advise on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market
The library of the novelist included a translation by a brilliant young mathematician that foresaw the age of computing
Offered in the ONE sale on 10 July in New York, Annie epitomises the genre that made the artist one of the most celebrated of his generation