Ἰλιάς. — Paris 15541.500 €
Ὁμήρου Ἰλιάς. Homeri Ilias, id est, De rebus ad Troiam gestis. — Parisiis, M.D.LIIII. Apud Adr. Turnebum typographum Regium.
[Colophon:] Excudebatur Lutetiae Parisiorum M.D.LIII III Cal. Iul.
[Paris, Turnèbe, 29 June 1554]
8vo (156 x 87 mm). α2 A-Z a-l8 m6: (4), 554, (2) pages. A few errors in pagination. Basilisk device of the Royal Greek Printer (first used by Robert Estienne) with the motto below Βασιλεῖ τ᾿ἀγαθῷ κρατερῳ τ᾿αἰχμητῇ.
Title-page a bit dusty. 18th c calf, spine and covers gilt; foot of spine worn, upper joint with some restoration. A few early annotations in different hands – translations and corrections, for example ἐπόρουσε → ἀπόρουσεν (V 298) or ἕληται → ἕλοιτο (V 346). – Adams H-775; Hoffmann III2 322.
„The first Parisian edition of the Iliad, which scholars of early Greek printed editions have long considered a milestone in Homeric scholarship, and have consequently accorded to Turnèbe the distinction of being the founder of Homeric textual criticism in France …“ (J. Lewis, Adrian Turnèbe … Genève 1998, p. 157f.)