Binding with the coat of arms belonging to Monsignor Charles de Goulx de la Berchère (1647-1719) bishop 1719, Bishop of Narbonne. Argent with a Moor’s head sable tortilly d’argent accompanied by three mullets gules (according to the handwritten note on the endpaper by Eugène Olivier?)
Contains a beautiful Elzevir edition of the Greek poet, Hesiod, printed in Greek with the Latin version facing it, given and annotated by the philologist and critic, Johann Georg Graevius and Joseph-Juste Scaliger and François Guyet.
Book in two parts. The second part has its own title page: "Johannis Georgii Graevii Lectiones Hesiodeae. Ut & notae Josephi Scaligeri, et Francisci Guieti. Amstelodami, apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1667."
Period full calfskin binding, spine with raised bands adorned with lovely gilded tooling. In the centre of the boards are the lovely coats of arms in gold.
Sturdy volume, decorative despite the light damage: the headcap is cropped and a split is beginning to form in the bottom of the first joint (max 4 cm), pierced corners. Interior in very good condition, fresh and clean, handwritten ex-libris on the title belonging to the Archbishop of Narbonne.
Author: Hésiode.; Johann Georg Graevius; Joseph-Juste Scaliger; François Guyet; Daniel Elzevier;
Title: Hesiodi Ascraei quae extant. Ex recensione Johannis Georgii Graevii cum ejesdem animadversionibus & notis. Accedunt notae inedit Josephi Scaligeri, et Francisci Guieti.
Publisher: Amstelodami, apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1667,
1 duodecimo volume 16x10.5 cm, 2 ff. blanks, red and black title page with publisher’s vignette, 16 ff. (epistola, Hesiodi vita),163p-4ff.(Hesiodi Fragmenta)-2 ff.-183p-4 ff. (index)-2 ff.blanks, ( complete)
Typographic mark on the title. Bilingual Greek-Latin edition.
- Number of Books
- Bindings, Genealogy, Greece, Heraldry, Literature
- Author/ Illustrator
- Hésiode.; Johann Georg Graevius; Joseph-Juste Scaliger/ Reliure aux Armes de Varenne de Fenille
- Book Title
- Hesiodou Askraiou Ta heuriskomena = Hesiodi Ascraei quae extant
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Greek, Latin
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 16×10.5 cm