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Printed 1525: An Important Edition Of Aristophanes For Sale
PRINTED 1525: AN IMPORTANT EDITION OF ARISTOPHANES A TYPOGRAPHICAL MARVEL IN GREEKThe Book: [Aristophanes.; Antonio Francino] Aristophanous Kōmōdiai ennea, meta scholiōn pollōn palaiōn kai panu ōphelimōn pros tois proteron entetypōmenōn, syn pinaki aphthonotatō ... = Aristophanis Comoediae nouem, cum commentariis antiquis [et] ualde utilibus ad ea quae prius, excusa fuerant additis, indiceq[ue] copiosissimo ...Florence: Haeredes Philippi Iuntae, 1525. 4to., 22 x 16cm., [-32; i.e. lacking Latin preface], 373 [i.e. 363; Leaves 330-339 omitted in numbering but NOT missing those leaves]. Woodcut headpieces and initials printed in red on A1 and in black elsewhere. 18th century red morocco gilt, worn and rubbed, heavily restored, rebacked; internally, A1 browned with stain in upper margin, last leaf with Giunta emblem toned, otherwise generally a very good copy. A Handsome specimen of Greek typography by one of the great Italian Renaissance printing families. Filippo Giunta had previously issued Aristophanes' comedies in 1515; this new edition was prepared by Antonio Francini and the Cretan Apostolis Arsenios. Published here for the first time are new scholia as well as 948-1011 of the Pax not found in the Aldine 1498 Editio Princeps or the 1515 Giunta I.
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Printed 1525: An Important Edition Of Aristophanes : $721