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16 February 2006
HOMER. Homerou kai Hesiodou agon [graecè]. Homeri et Hesiodi certamen. Nunc primùm luce donatum. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1573. 8°. Woodcut device on title, with the final blank. Polished calf gilt by Bozerian le jeune, black label on spine, gilt edges (a little marked, hinges slightly worn, label a little defective). Provenance: L.A. Burd (armorial bookplate). Adams H812; not found in Hoffmann.
HOMER. Ilias [graecè] ... Odysseia [graecè] ... Eiusdem Batrachomyomachia & hymni. [Geneva]: Jean Crespin, 1559-67. 2 volumes, 16°. Woodcut device on titles. (Iliad wormed, worse towards the end, both titles mounted, some discolouration). English 18th-century blue morocco gilt, gilt edges (rubbed). Provenance: William Fame (partially cropped 17th-century ownership inscription at head of title of Iliad) - presentation inscription, dated 1799, from Thomas Belsham to James Esdaile on an endpaper in the same volume - Mark Pattison of Lincoln College, Oxford (blindstamp) - L.A. Burd (armorial bookplate). Hoffmann II, p.317.
And 6 other volumes of Greek classics. (8)
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