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Αἰσχύλου Προμηθευς δεσμώτης … — Paris 1552


Αἰσχύλου Προμηθευς δεσμώτης, Ἕπτα ἐπὶ Θηβαίς, Πέρσαι, Ἀγαμέμνων, Ἐυμένιδες, Ἰκέτιδες. — Parisiis, Ex officina Adriani Turnebi Typographi Regij, M.D.LII. Typis Regiis. [Paris, Turnèbe, 1552].

First Turnèbe edition, first book of Turnèbe as Royal printer of Greek.

8vo (168 x 110 mm). α4 A-N8 O2: (8), 211, (1) p. Contemporary overlapping vellum, ties gone. The basilisk device on the title-page is not a printer’s mark, but the device of the Royal Greek Printer, first used by Robert Estienne, followed by Turnèbe, Guillaume Morel, Robert Estienne II, Federic Morel; unlike these printers Turnèbe had no device of his own. Marginal foxing. Two early ownership entries on title. – Adams A-263 (page number misprinted); Hoffmann I 32 („schöne und seltene Ausgabe“).

On the edition see John Lewis, Adrien Turnèbe (1512-1565). A humanist observed. Genève 1998, pp. 120-125; Gruys, J. A. The early printed editions (1518-1664) of Aeschylus. A chapter in the history of classical scholarship. Nieuwkoop 1981, 31ff.