Poemata Hesiodi Ascraei, quae extant, omnia, Graece, cum varia interpretatione Latina. Una cum doctissimis Ioannis Tzetzis grammatici in omnia poemata eiusdem scholiis, nunc primum ex Graeco sermone in Latinum conversis, et in lucem editis, a Georgio Henischio ...

Basel, ex officina Oporiniana, [1574].

Small 8vo, pp. [16], 500 (i.e. 398), [34], 261, [23]; text in Greek and Latin, woodcut initials; a little toned, but a very good in contemporary pigskin blind-tooled to a panel design, stamps depicting female figure of Justice (with sword and scales) to upper cover, and Lucretia holding a dagger to her chest to lower cover, 4 raised bands to spine, red edges; somewhat rubbed and marked; seventeenth and eighteenth-century notes in Greek, Latin and French to front endpapers; ownerships inscriptions to endpapers and title of Johannes Stiegler (1662) and Laurentius Stiegler (1697) of Strasbourg, and of ‘Johann Michael Osberrieth Phil. Cultor’ (1750); marginal manuscript notes to pp. 1-62.

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A handsome copy of Hesiod’s poems, in a Justice and Lucretia binding, used by a student in Strasbourg at the end of the eighteenth century.

This edition gives the Greek text of the Works and Days, Shield of Heracles, and Theogony together with various translations of each into Latin, and extensive commentary by the twelfth-century Byzantine scholar John Tzetzes, translated and edited by the German polymath Georg Henisch (1549–1618).

This copy was used and annotated by one Laurentius Stiegler when studying in Strasbourg in 1698. A note in his hand at the opening of the Works and Days reads: ‘Inceptum hoc collegium sub auspicio C.B. Kühnii PP Graecae linguae Ao 1698 die 26 Junii’. His dated marginalia trace his sedate progress through the text into late September.

Adams H475; VD16 ZV 7834. Four copies on Library Hub (BL, Cambridge, Oxford, Winchester); OCLC finds only 3 copies in the US (Yale, Kansas, Washington).

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