Homer - Didymus Chalkenteros
Ὁμηρου Ἐξηγητης. Homeri Interpres. — Strasbourg 1539
Ὁμηρου Ἐξηγητης. Homeri Interpres. — Argentorati per Vuendelinum Rihelium. Mense Septembri. Anno M.D.XXXIX. [Strasbourg, W. Rihel, Sept. 1539].
8vo (162 x 100 mm).
Two parts of three: The lacking third part of about 80 pages has Porphyrius‘ Homericarum quaestionum liber, De nympharum antro in Odyssea, and the index.
α8 a-z A-L8 M10; AA-QQ8: (8) f., 563 pp.; 254 pp., (1) f.
Quires α and a with watermargins in the lower blank margin. Two wormholes up to page 75, one up to 245.
A copy with ample margins.
Provenance: Notes in Greek & Latin on paste-down, fly-leaf and title. A few marginal annotations in Greek & Latin.
Binding: Contemporary blindstamped calf, two clasps. The still attractive binding was restored at some point in the past, using the old material on both covers and spine. It has stamped „Homeri“ above, and „Inter“ below the centrepiece.
Hoffmann II2 147; Adams D-442. Hoffmanns writes that this is the first complete edition of the scholia.