Sophoclis Qu? Exstant Omnia Cum Veterum Grammaticorum Scholiis Supeerstites Trag?dias Vii.
Excudebat S. J. Valpy, A.M. Sumtibus Ricardi Priestley.
THREE VOLUMES. 8vo, in fours. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Tomus I, xxvi + [ii] + 483 +  pp; Tomus II,  + 396 pp.; Tomus III,  + 215 pp. Main text in Greek with Greek commentary and Latin notes in double columns below. Bound in red morocco, gilt, with decorated borders to boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. Inner dentelles. Red marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Binder's label of Wm. Strong, Bookseller, Clare Street, Bristol. Spines sunned and some wear to extremities; otherwise a very good set. Latin inscription of Jacob Cockaine, 1824. The Greek text of the seven surviving complete plays of Sophocles (497/6-466/5 BC). The text is based on that of the French classical scholar, Richard Fran?ois Philippe Brunck (1729-1803), with additional material by Karl Gottlob Augustus Erfurdt (1780-1813), Professor of Classical Philology at the Albertus University in K?nigsberg and additional notes by Gottfried Heinrich Sch?fer (1764-1840) of the University of Leipzig and Charles Burney (1757-1815), Greek scholar, clergyman, schoolmaster and book collector. Vol. I includes the prefaces in Latin and the text of the plays in Greek; Vol. II continues the text of the plays, including the Fragments of other plays, with a lexicon, index and the start of the notes in Greek and Latin; Vol. III supplies notes in Greek and the text of the plays in Latin. Some confusion may be caused by the existence of two 1824 Priestley editions, this three volume one in octavo and a four volume one in royal octavo (see Lowndes). A fine set handsomely bound by Strong of Bristol. (Lowndes Bibliographer's Manual. Vol. III, p. 2451). THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE
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