Basel: Nikolas Brylinger, 1540.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #046830
Early full calf stamped with fleur de lis, lacking ties, well worn, lacking top section of spine strip, corners rubbed with loss, hinges weak, old library label to spine and stamp to title and pocket at rear, Carnegie bookplate, old signature to title, but binding sound overall. Book name penned to page edge - light dampstain early on, but quite clean and fresh internally. (16), 570, (26)pp.
An early edition of the Greek Anthology with one of the first attempts at a commentary - it is scarce in libraries (ca. 20 copies in OCLC), rare in commerce (nothing in the auction record). The author wrote an art of drinking (without getting drunk) and the art of joking. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046830.