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editio princeps of the Agamemnon


Aeschyli tragoediae VII

[Geneva]: : Henri Estienne (Stephanus), 1557
  • $7,500.00

FIRST COMPLETE EDITION OF AESCHYLUS. With the editio princeps of the Agamemnon.
“An excellent and beautiful edition… It is a much more valuable impression than either of its precursors.. what enhances the value of the edition is, that the Agamemnon is published in it, for the first time, complete.” -Dibdin, An introduction to the knowledge of rare and valuable editions of the Greek and Latin Classics
Quarto. Early full tree-calf skillfully rebacked, spine in six compartments, red leather label. Gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Text generallly clean throughout; repaired tear to the lower portion of title page. A handsome copy of an important and distinguished edition.