Pindari Olympia, Phythia, Nemea, Isthmia, Caeterorum octo Lyricorum carmina, Alcaei, Anacreontis, Sapphus, Bacchylidis, Stesichori, Simonidis, Ibyci, Alcmanis, nonnulla etiam aliorum.

By: Pindar; Pindarus; Estienne, Henri, editor

Price: $725.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Full leather in a beautiful and sympathetic rebinding. With side by side Greek and Latin translations, edited by Henri Estienne.This is a scarce, charming small pocket 24mo edition of Pindar’s Odes, edited by the celebrated scholar/printer Henri Estienne. Its printing history is a bit obscure – it calls itself the 6th edition (it may be a pirate edition) and according to Ebert, it is a reprint of the 1600 P. Stephanus edition – which is itself a reprint of the 1566 Estienne second edition. It is quite scarce – WorldCat shows only one copy and that one in Durham, UK. We can find no copies anywhere for sale. This scarce and attractive book is in good antiquarian condition. Rebound in sympathetic modern leather with blind ruling, gilt to the spine, covers are clean and unmarked, very nice. End papers renewed with a period marble, title page quite browned and chipped and laid down with some losses (see photo). Last leaf has darkening around the edges and a small chip in the margin. Otherwise text is a bit age darkened but otherwise clean and unmarked. A few nice little engraved head or tail pieces. The book is a 24mo in 8s measuring 2.75” x 4.75” . Pagination is 387 [3] 387-684 pp with continuous pagination throughout. There is a divisional page reading “Carminum poetarum novem…” at the 387 page, followed by a leaf mis-signed B2 instead of Bb4. OCLC 912959175. Printing was done in Switzerland in Ybrodun by the Societas Helvetica Caldoriana, a firm of printers established in Geneva circa 1606, P. Caldorseus, who appears to have been both an editor as well as a printer. Examples of his work are quite scarce. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 684 pages

Title: Pindari Olympia, Phythia, Nemea, Isthmia, Caeterorum octo Lyricorum carmina, Alcaei, Anacreontis, Sapphus, Bacchylidis, Stesichori, Simonidis, Ibyci, Alcmanis, nonnulla etiam aliorum.

Author Name: Pindar; Pindarus; Estienne, Henri, editor

Categories: Classics, Language -- Latin, Language - Ancient Greek, Incunabula & Early Printed,

Publisher: Ybrodun, Societas Helvetica Caldoriana: 1624

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9152

Keywords: Pindar Odes; Estienne;,