The Scarce & Last 1653 Edition, Considered The Edit Optima Of Photius (1653)

Photius

Photii Myriobiblon, Sive Bibliotheca Librorum Quos Legit Et Censuit Photius Patriarcha Constantinopolitanus

Published: Rouen, Ioan & Davidis Berthelin

Date: 1653

Firmly Bound in Period Full Leather, Later Rebacked, Six Raised Bands, Recent Gilt Lettered Title Label. Folio Two original front free endpapers, Half Title, Title Page in red & black, with engraved vignette, then (28), 1623, 104pp ( two page numbers per page, Greek & Latin), (23) index. Two original rear free endpapers. Text in very good clean condition, printed in Greek & Latin in parallel columns All edges red Occasional symbol annotation in the margin An impressive copy

Provenance
Bookplate Of Hugh Percy

Note
Generally Seen As The First Byzantine Work That Could be Called An Encyclopaedia. Composed Of 279 Reviews Of Books He Had Read. Mainly Christian and Pagan Authors From The 5th Century BC To His Own Time In The 9th Century AD. Almost Half The Books Mentioned No Longer Survive.

Condition
Very Good

Binding
Leather

£5900

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