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Author: Diodorus Siculus: (Obsopoeus, V., ed.); Pollux, Julius:

Title: Historiarum libri aliquot, qui extant, opera & studio; Onomasticon [...]

Publication: Basel: J. Oporinus; B.Lasius & Th. Platter, 1539; 1536.

Description: Two works bound as one. 4to., pp. [xii], 481, [iii]; [xviii], col. 508, [pp.ii], col. 509-62, [lxxxi]. Handsome woodcut initials, publisher's device to end of second text. Small inkstamp to both title-page versos showing through slightly to recto, first three pages trimmed a little short at fore-edge, occasional underlining and light marginal staining. To Historiarum: wax (?) to p.291 margin and closed tear to p.349 margin, neither affecting text. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, raised bands, brass clasps. Spine a little darkened, some marks, front endpapers renewed, a very good copy. Bookplate of the American author Stuart Omer Landry. Illegible ownership inscription in an old hand to rear paste-down.

Diodorus Siculus: Editio Princeps, comprising books 16-20 only. 'This work is not remarkable for its correctness, although, according to Wesseling, it is much preferrable to some editions which profess to give a very accurate text. It appears by an extract of Obsopoeus, that these books were only transcribed by him, as they were delivered to him by Petreius, from Brassicanus, a learned man, who corrected and altered them from the original state in whcih they were found by Janus Pannonius.' (Dibdin) Onomasticon: third edition in Greek, preceded by the Aldine edition of 1502 and the Giuntine edition of 1520.

Bibliography: Dibdin I, 495; Graesse II, 394; Adams, D-468; Hoffman I, 557-8; Graesse V, 392; Adams, P-1789; Hoffman III, 262.

Reference Number: [51118]

Price: £2250

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