Apollonius Rhodius

Published by [Geneva] Henri Estienne 1574, 1574
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Estienne's important and beautifully printed edition of the Argonautica, Greek text in middle size of the "Grecs du Roy," surrounded by the scholia in the smallest size; Estienne device [Schreiber 10] on title; foliated Greek initials, ornamental headpieces 4to, 17th-century English calf, skillfully rebacked; front endpapers consist of an unfolded sheet of a16th-17th-century 8vo edition of an English grammar of Latin; rear endpapers from an unfolded sheet of a 16th-17th-century edition of Cicero's Letters; the Evelyn copy; 17th-century ownership signature on title of Francis Bridge, Trinity College; another early signature ("H. Molle"). [4] leaves, 248 (misnumbered 240). Estienne's important and beautifully printed edition of the Argonautica, Apollonius's epic about Jason and the Argonauts on their journey to find the Golden Fleece, including Jason's love for and eventual betrayal of Medea.It was composed in the third century B.C. This edition includes the Greek scholia surrounding the text, as well as eight pages of textual notes by Estienne; in his dedicatory preface, to the Dutch humanist Gerard Falckenburg, Estienne has included additional textual emendations. Bookseller Inventory # 18614

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Publisher: [Geneva] Henri Estienne 1574

Publication Date: 1574

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