Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter

Sextus Empiricus

Opera — Geneva 1621

3.000 €

Opera quae extant [ …] Graece nunc primum editi […] — Genevae, Sumptibus Petri & Jacobi Chouet. M.DC.XXI. [Genève, Pierre et Jacob Chouët, 1621]

Editio princeps

244 A-O6 a-z6 aa-zz6 aaa6 (last blank): (10) leaves, 168 pp., 520 pp., (21) leaves.

Paper flaw to lower outer corner of F4, short tear in upper margin of t5 and t6. First two leaves with faint marginal browning due to the binding (see photo). Wide margins, some deckle edges. 

This issue with „Geneva.“ and „Coloniae Allobrogum“ under the device, but the latter is deleted by hand like in the copy of the Bayer. Staatsbibl./Munich. There are also copies with either „Geneva.“ or „Coloniae Allobrogum“ only.

17th century calf, spine gilt. A few scratches on both covers, head & foot of spine a bit worn.

Provenance: Exlibris Bibliothéque de M. de Barante on paste-down. – Hoffmann III2 394.

„The edition also includes Diogenes Laertius‘ Pyrrhonis Vita on pp. 481-95, and Galen’s De optimo docendi genere liber on pp. 497-503, and in an appendix we find Stephanus‘ commentaries both on Sextus, on pp. 505-20, and on Laertius, p. 521 … There are very useful indices authorum, titulorum, et capitum and, in the appendix, an index rerum insignorum. According to Greaves (1986 [Introd. to S. E., Against the Musicians, Nebraska  UP] ), 111-13, the Chouet edition is based on Turin, Bibl. Naz. Universitaria, ms. gr. 81.“ (L. Flordio, Sextus Empiricus. The Transmission and Recovery of Pyrrhonism. Oxford 2002, pp 53f.)