Paris: Henri Estienne, Paulus Stephanus, 1557.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #047795
Three volumes bound as five in a very idiosyncratic manner. the 33 plays (7 of Aeschylus from the 1557 edition, 7 by Sophocles from the 1603 and 19 by Euripides from 1602) are broken up and bound in volumes 2-5 with interleaved blanks. There is no obvious order to the plays, with the three authors intermingled in each volume. The first volume is the title pages, prefatory material and notes. All three books collate as complete, early notes and underlining through all the volumes and additions in manuscript in a few spots where the plays broke up inconveniently, modest foxing, generally quite clean. Hinges cracked, one cord loose on volume 1, modest wear to bindings, lacking one lettering piece, but a lovely set overall with fine gold tooling, marbled endpapers. Provenance: Camden bookplates inside each volume.
Brunet A78, Adams A265, Graesse I 29. Euripides: 1 [, 747, , 846 [i.e. 844], , , 136, 215, ] pp. Sophocles: , 788, , 51, , 202,  pp. Aeschylus: , 395 [i.e. 397], 
Fine scholarly Estienne editions of the Greek classics, the Aeschylus is the first complete edition and the first printing of Agamemnon (the other plays had been printed by Aldine in 1518) and uses the grecs du roi cut by Claude Garamond. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Theatre & Plays; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 047795.