14 December 2000
Property of a Northeast Collector
PINDAR (522?-443 B.C.). [Odes]. Olympia. Pythia. Nemea. Isthmia. - CALLIMACHUS. Hymni. - DIONYSIUS PERIEGETES. De situ orbis. - LYCOPHRON. Alexandra, obscurum poema, in Greek. Edited by Aldus Manutius. Venice: Aldus Manutius and his father-in-law Andreas Asulanus, January 1513.
Aldine 8o (155 x 99 mm). 188 leaves, including final blank. Types: 1:80 italic, 90 Greek. Woodcut anchor device on title. Title ruled in red. (Washed, erasing early Greek annotations and corrections, some foxing or discoloration.) Late 18th- or early 19th-century English red morocco, covers and smooth spine panelled with single gilt fillet, egdes gilt and gauffred with semi-circles (rebacked preserving original backstrip, edges of covers worn and darkened); morocco-backed slipcase with chemise. Provenance: Crosby Gaige (typographic book-label; sale, New York, Union Art Galleries, 25 April 1934).
EDITIO PRINCEPS of Pindar and Lycophron, second edition in Greek of Callimachus and Dionysius Periegetis [see note to preceding lot]. Adams P-1218; Ahmanson-Murphy 92; Renouard 64.9.
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