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16 February 2006
THEOCRITUS [and others]. Idyllia. Eiusdem epigrammata. Simmiae ... ouum, alae, securis, fistula. Dosiadis ara ... Obseruationes H. Stephani. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1579. 2 parts in one volume, 16°. Woodcut device on title (a little waterstaining). Contemporary vellum (lacks ties). Provenance: L.A. Burd (armorial bookplate). Adams T473; Hoffmann pp.477-78; Schreiber 206: "this tiny edition is the only book which issued from the press of Henri Estienne in 1579".
THEOCRITUS, MOSCHUS, BION and SIMMIUS. Quae extant, edited by Daniel Heinsius, Joseph Scaliger and Isaac Casaubon. [Heidelberg]: H. Commelin, 1604. 4° (232 x 158mm). Title and text in Greek and Latin, woodcut device on title. 20th-century sprinkled sheep (spine a little faded). Hoffmann III, pp.479-80.
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