Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 2

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
AESCHYLUS. Tragoediae Septem. Greek text with Latin translation and notes by Thomas Stanley. [28], 886, [2] pages, including half-title and final blank; without plate apparently found in few copies. Folio, 295x197 mm, contemporary vellum boards panelled in blind with blind-stamped arabesque centerpiece on covers, lacking ties, spine chipped at top, front joint cracked at bottom, thin vertical stains on front cover; dampstain in upper portion of opening leaves, occasional marginal foxing. London: James Flesher for Cornelius Bee, 1663

Additional Details

first stanley edition and first of Aeschylus printed in England, which remained standard into the 19th century; issue with bookseller's name in imprint. Hoffmann I, 36; Wing A684.