Lysias: (Taylor, John, ed.:)

Orationes et Fragmenta.Graece et Latine. Ad fidem Codd. Manuscriptorem recensuit, [...]

Published: Londini [London]: Ex Officina Gulielmi Bowyer,

Date: 1739

2 vols. in 1, 4to., pp. [viii], xc, 528, [ii], 431-722, [xxvi] (with errors in pagination as usual). Greek and Latin. Leaf Fff4 (ie. pp.415-6) in this copy is the cancelland, showing the original number ‘39’ in the first line of text. A few large, engraved head-pieces, occasional woodcut decorations. Two preliminary blanks a little loose at tail edge, first few leaves slightly creased. Contemporary vellum, raised bands and inked title to spine, all edges coloured red, marbled endpapers. Upper board a bit bowed, a little grubby. A very good, large paper copy.

19th-century armorial bookplate of Sir John Trollope to front paste-down.

ESTC T106443; Schweiger I 202; Dibdin (4th edn.) II 213; Brunet III 1257; Graesse IV 314.

One of only 100 copies printed on large paper. According to Bowyer’s records, 300 copies were printed on Genoa demy, 75 on royal, and 25 on writing royal. “Beautifully and correctly printed by the celebrated Bowyer. This is an incomparable edition, and hardly exceeded by any which this country can boast of” (Dibdin).


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