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Lot nr:17
Book nr:7894
Author:DIDYMUS: Chalcenterus
Title:Didymi antiquissimi auctoris interpretatio in Odysseam
Town:Venetiis
Publisher:in aedibus Aldi, et Andreai Asulani soceri
Year:1528, mense Iunio
Description:8, 127, [1] ff, printer's mark on the title and the verso side of the last leaf. Owner's mark in brown ink on the title. Text in Greek, but foreword in Latin (Franciscus Asulanus lectori S.D.). Franciscus Asulanus' real name was Francesco Torresano.
Renouard 105.4 - Adams D 443
Bound with: (same author) Homeri interpres cum indice locupletissimo. Argentorati (Strasbourg), per Vuendelinum Rihelium, mense Septembri anno 1539.
[6] ll, 563 pp. Lacks leaves a6 - a7 in the index, but completed in old handwriting. Ink stains with text loss in the first quire also damaged some paper.
Nice woodcut printer's device on the title and the verso side of the last leaf. Work in three volumes, this is the first volume only.
Full calf binding, spine ribbed, mottled edges
Note:Didimo (Didymus bronze-guts), famous Alexandrian grammarian, born in 63 before J.C., could have written over 3500 volumes
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