Hardcover (Full Leather)
1503 · Venice
Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1503. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. The first 3 books of seven. Later full leather with an attractive modern rebacking, light wear at edges, new endpapers, page edges sprayed, scattered very minor foxing, a few pages with a faint tide mark to the upper right corners, a few early marginal notes, small ink notation crossed out on final leaf. A lovely copy of the first three books of the first Aldine Greek Anthology - in Greek throughout, unpaginated A1v(title) - X8. 168 leaves (of 290 in the entire work) - Ahmanson-Murphy 79.
Based on the 1494 edition of Ianos Laskaris, it makes numerous additions and improvements. The typeface, the smallest of the Aldine Greek types, is based on Aldus's own hand and was designed and cut by the Bolognese master punchcutter Francesco Griffo. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3 volumes of the 7-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046839.
(Inventory #: 046839)