Book Description

First edition thus. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. [ii], xxxvii, [iii], 587, [i]; [ii], 589-1120, [lxxvi]; [ii], xl, 565, [I]; [iii], 568-1138, [lxx]. First and last few leaves of each volume foxed. Contemporary tan calf, gilt spines, borders and centrepieces, marbled edges and endpapers. Joints neatly repaired, slight split to upper joint vol. III, spines darkened with a few chips, very good. Armorial bookplate of J.K. Brooke with the motto ‘Est Nec Astu’ to each front pastedown. Inscription to preliminary blank, vol. I of John Atkinson, Catherine Hall, Cambridge, ‘Classical Prize’.
Dealer Notes
‘A neatly printed and justly popular edition. The text is adopted from that of Reitz and of Schaefer: the various readings, running at the foot, are taken from the impressions of Weaselling and Schweighaeuaer. The two last volumes contain an admirable selection of notes.’ (Dibdin)
Dibdin (4th edn.) II 28.
Author Herodotus: (Gaisford, Thomas, ed.:)
Date 1824
Publisher Oxonii [Oxford]: excudebant S. et J. Collingwood; [...],

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