Homeri Odyssea, by HOMER.STEPHANUS, Henricus.

STEPHANUS, Henricus.

Homeri Odyssea, Cum interpretatione Lat. ad verbum, post alias omnes editiones repurgata plurimis erroribus, (& quidem crassis alicubi) partim ab Henr. Stephano, partim ab alijs ; adjecti sunt etiam Homerici Centones qui Graecè [Homerokentra] : item, Proverbialium Homeri versuum libellus. Editio Postrema diligenter recognita per I.T.P. Amsterdam, Henrici Laurentii, 1648

First edition. 8vo (145 x 125mm), pp. 803, [i], 67, [xli], with woodcut printer’s device to title, woodcut initials and ornaments, facing Greek and Latin text, slight toning, the odd ink mark, bound in contemporary vellum, yapp edges, spine a bit scratched, illegible autograph to upper board, ex-libris Joannes Cleardus(?) dated 1640 to title, light inscription ‘J. King’ to front free endpaper.

A nice copy in a contemporary vellum binding of this Greek and Latin parallel text edition of Homer’s Odyssey. This edition is based, with revisions, on earlier editions by Henri Estienne, among others. It concludes with a section in which important lines from the poem are grouped together by subject matter.

OCLC lists Illinois, Chicago and Linkoping.

Not in Brunet, Moss or Dibdin.

Keywords: Continental Books
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