Greek:) Tade ene(s)tin, ente garoi se biblo Eidyllia hex kai triakonta. Tou autou Epigrammata enneakaideka. Tou autou peleky kai pterygion. Scholia ta eis auta heuriskomena ek dia-phoroon antigraphoon, eis hen syllechthen ta.


Published by (Rome), Zacharias Kallierges 1516., 1516
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8vo. (88), (116) lvs. Two different woodcut devices. The poem "Pelekus" ("axe" / fol.m1 verso) is surrounded by a border formed as a Minoan double axe - head, the poem "Surligx" ("pan-pipe" / fol. i8 verso) by a border looking like a pan-pipe. In the case of the poem "Pteruglos" ("wing"/ fol.m 3 recto) the printer choosed a surrounding looking like a wing; on fol. m3 verso he used a border formed as a podium. Complete and printed in the original Greek. 18the century morocco binding (corners knocked [with occasional loss], some rubbing, new spine) with gilt-stamped rules to leading edges. First Theocritus edition with commentary, at the same time first edition of the Epigrams, some Idylls as well as the two poems "Axe" and "Pair of wings". Two variations of this edition are described in the British COPAC Catalogue: one has the word "enestin" on the title page lacking the Sigma, the other has been correctly printed. Additionally the former lacks the Latin privilege on the reverse of the last page, whereas this is present in the latter edition. The example offered here is – to our knowledge an unrecorded - third variant: title page lacking the Sigma (the missing Sigma has been added by hand in later ink), Latin privilege on the reverse of the last page present. The missing Sigma indicates an early printing before correction. Zacharias Kallierges (c. 1473 – post-1524), "the most important Greek printer" (Graecogermania p. 75) settled in Rome from 1524 – following two periods working as a printer in Venice and intermediate employment as a copyist of Greek manuscripts. In Rome he founded the first publishing house to use the Greek typescript. He was born into one of the most respected Cretian families and enjoyed an excellent humanistic education. This enabled him to collect together commentaries on Theocritus and to publish them (and thereby setting the trend for countlesss subsequent editions of Theocritus which repeatedly reprinted his Scholia). The Theocritus-Edition is Kallierges' second published work while in Rome (after the Pindar edition of 1515), only the fourth edition of the Greek lyricist, and the first to include the Scholia and the epigrams. Front end-paper with paper defect and a paper strip with a poem, dated „1816", dated „1816", front fly-leaf with hand-writen entry. Title with ownership entry (Aeg. Delaunay), some hand-written old marginalia in Greek. Slightly browned throughout, minor staining, small tears (worming) in lower margin to ca. 15 leaves (some of them restored, all not affecting text). A well preserved copy of this important imprint. Censimento 16: CNCE 32693 (7 copies in Italy); Legrand I, 49 ("Édition rare et très recherchée"); Graecogermania 42; Hoffmann III, 474; Schweiger I, 309 („sehr seltene und gesuchte Ausg."); BMSTC (Italian Books) 667; Adams T 460; Staikos 29 (with illustr.). Bookseller Inventory # 852

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Title: Greek:) Tade ene(s)tin, ente garoi se biblo ...

Publisher: (Rome), Zacharias Kallierges 1516.

Publication Date: 1516

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Gut bis sehr gut

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