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Greek Grammar - Gaza / Hephaistion

Θεοδώρου γραμματικῆς βιβλία Δ᾽ … Ἡφαιστίωνος ἐγχειρίδιον … — Florence 1526

Θεοδώρου γραμματικῆς βιβλία Δ᾽ … Ἡφαιστίωνος ἐγχειρίδιον … — (Colophon:) Florentiae per haeredes Philippi Iuntae Anno Domini M.D.XXVI … (Florence, heirs of Filippo Giunta, 1526).  [SOLD]

Editio princeps and first edition of Hephaistion’s Enchiridion.

8vo (165 x 98 mm). a-z A-F8;  A-F8, G4, but lacking G4, which has the repeated device: (232) leaves; (53) of (54) leaves.

Ms notes on s5 in lower margin; lower corner of s6 and D8 torn out, looks like a paper-flaw. Fore-margin of title-page trimmed, title-page slighlty spotted and dusty, first four and last four leaves a bit frayed in outer margin.

Greek type: Kallierges type of 1509 (20 lines = 88-90 mm).

Late 19th century vellum, spine lettered in gilt, bound by Henderson & Bisset (Edinburgh), their tiny stamp on paste-down.

Provenance: Campo Filippo Manati[i], Fir[enze] anno 1709 on verso of the contemporary fly-leaf.

Signature of the Scottish scholar John Stuart Blackie (1809-1895) on one of the three 19th century fly-leaves.

Six pages of ms. notes on Gaza, Hephaistion, and the Giunta  – according to the vendor’s information these notes are by William Graham (1855-1922).

Legrand, BH III 310, no. 282: Il est excessivement difficile de se procurer des exemplaires complets de cette édition. L’Enchiridium d’Héphaestion manque presque toujours …; Adams T 530; Hoffmann II, 203 (Hephaistion): „sehr selten“. A. M. Bandinius, De Florentina Juntarum typographia ejusque censoribus. Iuntarum typographiae … Lucca 1791. I, pp. 203f. Botley, Learning Greek in Western Europe, 1471-1529, no. 163.

Contents:

Θεοδώρου γραμματικῆς βιβλία Δ᾽

Περὶ μηνῶν ἐκ τοῦ αὐτοῦ.

Γεωργίου λεκαπηνοῦ περὶ συντάξεως ῥημάτων.

Εμμανουήλ Μοσχοποῦλου περὶ τῆς ὀνομάτων καὶ ῥημάτων συντάξεως.

Τοῦ αὐτοῦ περὶ προσῳδιῶν.

Ηφαιστίωνος ἐγχειρίδιον.