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Author: Vorst, Johann (ed.):

Title: Veterum Poetarum Graecorum Poemata [...]

Publication: [Frontispiece: ] Berolini [Berlin]: Sumptibus Ruperti Völckeri [Title-page: Francofurti ad Viadrum 1692.

Description: 8vo., pp. [xvi] 335 [i] including frontispiece. Title page in red and black, text in Greek and Latin on facing pages. One large repair to leaf A1 (pp.1-2) and three small ones elsewhere, each affecting one or two characters. Light browning and occasional foxing, a few later marginal notes, text-block starting to loosen from binding at front hinge. An attractive copy bound in later vellum boards, paper label with inked title to spine, long sides overlapping, MS label. Stamp to title: "Colleg. linciens. S.J.", two early MS ownership inscriptions (crossed through) to upper pastedown.

Second edition of these selections from the works of ancient Greek poets, from Homer and Hesiod to Oppian, with facing Latin translations. The editor, Johannes Vorst (1623-1696), was a schoolmaster and librarian in Berlin, and also produced studies of Latin style (Sandys II 365).

Bibliography: VD17 1:060668K.

Reference Number: [22622]

Price: £350

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