SOPHOCLES (ca.496-406 B.C.). Tragoediae Septem cum commentariis, in Greek. Ed. Aldus Manutius. Venice: Aldus Manutius, August 1502.
8° (153 x 92mm.). Greek type. Printer's woodcut device on verso of final leaf (possibly in facsimile, title torn but neatly repaired with loss of a few characters on verso). 19th-century English blue straight-grained morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, g.e. (joints slightly rubbed). Provenance: Maurice Bowra (booklabel).
EDITIO PRINCEPS of Sophocles' surviving tragedies: Ajax, Electra, Oedipus tyrannus, Antigone, Oedipus coloneus, Trachiniae, Philocetes. Aldus's title is misleading as no commentary is included. Renouard 34.6; Hoffman III, 411; Isaac 12780; Adams S-1438.