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Homer (c. 750 BCE) Opus Utrumque Homeri Iliados et Odysseae, Diligenti Opera Iacobi Micylli & Ioachimi Camerarii Recognitum.

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
125
Sold for:
$923$750

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Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

Description:

Homer (c. 750 BCE) Opus Utrumque Homeri Iliados et Odysseae, Diligenti Opera Iacobi Micylli & Ioachimi Camerarii Recognitum. Basel: per Ioannes Hervagium, 1551. Folio, two volumes in one, both edited by Jacob Micyllus (1503-1558) and Joachim Camerarius (1500-1574), woodcut device on title, text in Greek throughout, with Homer in the center and commentary around it, with some contemporary marginalia in the first quarter; added engraved portrait of Camerarius facing title, ex libris Bell's Circulating Library, with their bookplate, and John McAllister, with his engraved label, the second title with the signature of a Jena scholar named Jacob with a difficult to discern last name dated 1554, with four other quotes added by hand; bound in later sheepskin boards, neatly rebacked, with some damage to the sheepskin covering material, spotting to contents, 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.

A4, [beta]*6, a-z6, A-K6, L8 (final leaf blank & present but for printer's mark on verso); aa-zz6, A[dagger]6-B[dagger]6, C[dagger]8 (final leaf blank & present but for printer's mark on verso).
Estimate $500-700


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