[ESTIENNE, Henri] Thesaurus Graecae linguae, ab Henrico Stephano constructus in quo, praeter alia plurima, quae primus praetitit ... vocabula in certas classes distribuit, multiplici derivatorum serie ad primigenia, tanquam ad radices unde pullulant, reuocata, [Geneva:] Henri Estienne, -73. 6 volumes including appendix (vol. V) and Glossaria (vol. VI), 2° (346 x 222mm.), wood-engraved devices on titles, initials, each letter-heading with ornamental strapwork border (some mainly marginal waterstaining, occasional light spotting, browning and minor worming, author's pseudonym partly excised from title of vol. IV), 18th-century mottled calf, covers with triple gilt fillet borders, spines elaborately gilt in compartments, tan morocco lettering-pieces (joints cracking, extremities rubbed), early inscriptions on titles of vols. II, IV and V, occasional early annotation and crossing-out, bookplate (2) (printed in red). Adams S1790; Brunet II, 1078: "Ouvrage fort estimé..."; Schreiber 181: "Henri Estienne's magnum opus, the publication of which marked the great event of his career, as well as a high point in the annals of European scholarship."
With Guillaume Bude's Commentarii linguae Graecae (Paris, 1548), Thucydides' De Bello Peloponnesiaco. Libri octo ([Geneva], 1564) and Herodotus' Historia ([Geneva], 1570), all printed by Henri or Robert Estienne and uniformly-bound. (9)