Paris: Henrici Stephani (Henri Estienne), 1568.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. Item #047086
Contemporary or early calf, rebacked in the 19th century with blind tooling added to the bards, endpapers refreshed. Binder's ticket of Alex Banks, Edinburgh on endpaper, old bookplate to pastedown. Slight soiling and small old ink mark to title, generally a bright, clean copy. Edges red, lacking rear blank but otherwise complete. (8), 461, 242pp (final page marked 142). Adams S1448; Brunet 1:356
The first edition of Estienne's collected Sophocles in Greek. The editio princeps of Sophocles was Aldine's edition of 1502 which was, essentially, a typeset version of a 13th century manuscript. Esteinne's edition incorporated Adrian Turnebus' whose improvements from his edition of 1552 which continued in printed editions into the late 18th century. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Theatre & Plays. Inventory No: 047086.