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Book Description

14 vols (I-II bound together, IV in two vols). 4to. I-II: pp. [2], [14], 940; III: pp. [2], [14], 830, including one full-page engraved illustration; IV/1: pp. [2], [14], 711, [1]; IV/2: pp. [2], [12], 618; V: pp. [2], [14], 338; [6], 111, [1]; [6], 186; [6], 250; VI: pp. [14], 840, including one full-page engraved illustration; VII: pp. [2], [6], 792; VIII: pp. [2], [18], 876; IX: pp. [2], [6], 808; X: pp. [2], [26], 824; XI: pp. [2], [14], 860, [2]; XII: pp. [2], [12], 911, [1]; XIII: pp. [2], [10], 860; XIV: pp. [2], [10], 740; all (except vol. VI) including engraved frontispieces. Varying degrees of browning or foxing as usual, upper edges a little dusty, the odd ink mark, I-II: 2 extreme lower outer corners torn, IV/1: light marginal water stain to last few leaves, small repair to 4N3 not affecting reading, VIII: small worm hole to lower blank margin, expanding into worm trail to one gathering; XIII: last verso a little soiled. Modern quarter crushed crimson morocco over cloth boards, raised bands, spine gilt-lettered, corners a little rubbed. Modern bookplate of Writers’ Library, London, to front pastedowns.
Dealer Notes
The full 14-volume set of this renowned bibliographical monument to Greek antiquity - a masterpiece of erudition by the German classicist J.A. Fabricius (1668-1736), professor of rhetoric at Hamburg. Originally published between 1705 and 1728, ‘Bibliotheca Graeca’ is one of his several works of historical bibliography, which reached down to medieval Latin writers. It covers works written between pre-Homeric times and the fall of Constantinople in 1453, including, for major figures like Homer, the tradition of scholia and the criticism of late antiquity. Some of its volumes include previously unpublished essays by Fabricius on sundry topics, e.g., a grammar of Dionysius Thrax. Chapters are organised in a variety of ways: some by subject (e.g., jurisprudence), others by literary or philosophical current (e.g., Peripatetics). The volumes of this set were published between 1714 and 1728. A handsome work, scarce as a full set.
Author Fabricius, J.A.:
Date 1714-1728
Publisher Hamburgi [Hamburg]: apud Christian Liebzeit & Theodor. Christoph. Felginer,

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