THEOCRITUS (c.310-250 B.C.). Ειδιλλια. [With other tracts], in Greek. Venice: Aldus Manutius, February 1495/6.
Chancery 2° (263 x 193mm.). AA-Δ8 EE-ΥG6 ZZζζ10 AA\kaa-DDdd\K8 EEεε6 αa-βb8 γc10 δd-εe8. (AA1r title \kTade enesti en thide thi biblvi\K, AA1v Aldus's preface to Baptista Guarino, AA2r Theocritus, Υ6v blank, ZZζζ1r Disticha of Dionysius Cato, translated into Greek hexameters bby Maximus Planudes, ZZζζ10v blank, AAαα1r, ZZζζ7r sentences of the Seven Sages, ZZζζ9r \kPeri Fuoyoy\K, ZZζζ10r register fo quires AA-ΥG, ZZζζ10v blank, AAαα1r Theognis, αa1r \kHsiodoy Ueogonia\K, δd1r \kHsiodoy Erga kai Hmerai\K, εe7v register of quires αa-εe, εe8r colophon Impressum Venetiis charecteribus ac studio Aldi Manucii Romani cum gratia &c. .M.CCCC.XCV. Mensi februario, εe8v blank). 140 leaves, 30 lines, types: 146 Greek, 114 Roman. Woodcut headpieces and initials (a few leaves slightly spotted, small wormholes in lower margin of some leaves, a few leaves with waterstain in upper corner, some other minor soiling). Modern stamped calf-backed boards, spine in compartments, lacks clasp. Provenance: St. Mary's College Eton (bookplate on colophon leaf); Hans Fürstenberg (booklabel); exhibited at Musée d'Art Geneva, May 1966 (exhibition label).
Second edition of the Idylls, previous printed in Milan by Bonus Accursius circa 1480. HC *15477; BMC V-554; Goff T-144.