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Hesiodus / Scholia: Tzetzos, Moschopoulos, Proklos / Ed. V. Trincavelli [sold]

Ἔργα καὶ ἡμέραι … — Venice 1537

Hesiodus / Scholia: Tzetzos, Moschopoulos, Proklos / Ed. V. Trincavelli

Ἔργα καὶ ἡμέραι. Θεογονία. Ἀσπὶς Ἡρακλέους. Ἅπαντα δὲ μετὰ πολλῶν καὶ καλίστων ἐξηγήσεων … 

(Colophon:) Venetijs in aedibus Bartholomaei Zanetti Casterzagensis, aere vero & diligentia Ioannis Trincaveli. Anno a partu virginis. MDXXXVII. Mense Iunio.

Venice, Zanetti, June 1537

Editio princeps of the Scholia

4to (206 x 155 mm). ✠4  α-ψ8 ω4: (4), lxxxviii (= clxxxviii) leaves. δ2 bound before δ1, ε4 before ε3. Tiny wormhole to blank margin of a number of leaves, very faint watermargin to some quires, see photos. Contemporary vellum. A crisp copy with a  fine provenance

Edit16 23056; Adams H-470; Hoffmann II 248 (F.a. Wolf, der diese Ausg. bei der seinigen benutzte, fand in derselben die Scholien weit vollständiger, als in den früheren Ausgaben. Nach Wolf’s Analekten Thl. II p. 263 ist der Text nach Handschrr. verbessert).; Dibdin II 31 (This is a truly valuable, if not indispensible, volume in a library of any classical pretension).

Ed. by Vettore Trincavelli. On the manuscripts used by Trincavelli see: M. Sicherl, Die griechischen Erstausgaben des Vettore Trincavelli, Paderborn 1993, pp. 68ff. Trincavelli, Il Greco, as he was called at Padua University, published nearly 25 Greek book between 1535 and 1544, all with Bartolomeo Zanetti and financed by Vettore’s son Giovanni Francesco or his brother Vincenzo.

On the printer Bartolomeo Zanetti see Layton pp. 513ff.

Provenance: P. Castellanus on the bottom of the title-page. This is Pierre du Chastel (d 1552), the French humanist; by 1527 he worked for the Froben Press in Basel. After extensive travelling he returned to the Royal Court in 1537, and was appointed reader to King Francis I; 1540 he became the king’s librarian, providing contacts between the court and humanist circles. He became the official patron of scholars as Etienne Dolet, Petrus Ramus, and Guillaume Postel. His interventions with the Paris faculty of theology on behalf of Robert Estienne were ultimately not successful in preventing the official censure of Estienne’s Bible. A friend of many humanists, Du Chastel himself composed indifferent writings in humanistic style, including his funeral oration for Francis I. (Quoted from Bietenholz, Contemporaries of Erasmus, I 409f.)

Ex-libris Reinhold Dezeimer and Jacques Vieillard on paste-down.