Lot 128 of 168:
Wolf's translation of Isocrates, 1548  

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Title:
Isocratis Orationes omnes, quae quidem ad Nostram Aetatem Pervenervunt, Vna Et Viginti Nvmero, Vna Cvm Novem eiusdem Epistolis, e Graeco in Latinum conuersae, per Hieronymvm VVolfivm Oetingsem...

Author:
Isocrates

Place:
Basileae

Publisher:
Per Ioannem Oporinum.

Date:
1548

Description:

[12], 251, [13] pp., 226 columns, pp. 227-281, [20] pp. Signatures: α6, A-2G4, 2H-2I6, 2a-2y4, 2z6. (Folio) 30.8x20.2 cm (12¼x7¾"), modern half vellum & boards.

First edition of Hieronymus Wolf's translation of Isocrates, which remained the standard version for two hundred years. Wolf (1516-1580) was a pupil of Melanchthon who spent most of his life at Augsburg, first as secretary and librarian to Johann Jacob Fugger, and then as Rector of the newly founded Gymnasium, over which he presided until his death. This Latin translation of the Orations and Letters of Isocrates is accompanied by 20 pages of critical notes and a 94-page commentary, all based directly on the Greek text, with citations in Greek. Adams I-221. In this copy, the publisher's last name is inked out on the title page and in the colophon, the latter causing a hole in the paper. Also, "Aquini codex" is written in an old hand on the title page. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light staining to first six leaves, repair to gutter margin of title page; some light foxing and aging within, very good.


 
Item number:
310535
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