Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter

Pindar [sold]


ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑ. ΠΥΘΙΑ. ΝΕΜΕΑ. ΙΣΘΜΙΑ … — Rome, Zacharias Kallierges, 13 August 1515.

4to (221 x 160 mm). α4 β-θ8 ι6 κ-μ8 ν-ξ6 Α-Η8 Θ10 Ι-Ρ8: 204 leaves. Red printing: β1r and Α3r. Blanks  ι10 and Θ10 present. Recent overlapping vellum with ties.

Some browing and foxing, mostly marginal, title stained and spotted, strengthened along gutter, ink stain on fol. Λ8v. Final quire Ρ has been misbound before quire Ο.

The copy has nearly one hundred ms corrections in Greek of insufficient proofreading in a contemporary Italian script.

For any details of the most important editio romana see: Staffan Fogelmark, The Kallierges Pindar. A Study in Renaissance Greek Scholarship and Printing. 2 volumes. Cologne, Dinter, 2015.

Distribution of Fogelmark’s settings a and b in quires Α-Δ: ab aa bb ab. This is no. 184 in his Census of copies examined (vol. II, p. 525); the only one with this distribution.