London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
SOPHOCLES (496-406BC). Tragoediai hepta [graecè] ... Tragoediae septem. Hagenau: Heirs of Johann Setzer, 1534. Part I only (of 2), 8°. Woodcut Janus device on last page (top margins cut close at the beginning with many headlines partially or fully cropped, a little light browning and waterstaining). Later 16th-century vellum, later red label on spine (lacks ties). Provenance: Johannes Behem (near contemporary signature on title) - Fesendorff, 1577 (Signature on back paste-down) - Bibliothek Grissrring (19th-century inscription on title) - L.A. Burd (armorial bookplate). With part I only, as often found, and without the scholia by Joachim Camerarius. This fourth Greek edition of Sophocles' plays is uncommon. Adams S1441; Hoffmann III, p.412.
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