[Graece] Sermones sive Disputationes XLI bound with :- Sermones sive Disputationes XLI ex Cosmi Paccii Archiepiscopi Florentini interpretatione
[Geneva] : Ex Officina Henrici Stephani... 1557. Two works in one volume.
8vo, *4, a-q8,r4 and A-X8, 263 [numbered 363] pp, and 320 pp, greek and italic letter, title-page and last leaf a little stained, a small, but persistent wormhole through the blank margin of most leaves of the second work not touching the text., recent full vellum, paper label on spine.
Of the first work, Fred Schreiber says “EDITIO PRINCEPS of the 41 Greek dissertations on theological, ethical and other philosphical subjects, by the itinerant Platonist lecturer. Maximus of Tyre, reputed to have been the tutor of Marcus Aurelius... At the end are appended 19 pages of critical notes by Henri Estienne”. He goes on to say. of the second work, “To accompany his editio princeps of the Greek text, Estienne published the Latin version by Archbishop Cosimo Pazzi which had first been published in 1517. In his preface Estienne criticizes Pazzi’s version for the numerous errors it contains, and states that he has thoroughly corrected and revised it.”
Schreiber: The Estiennes 141a & 141b, Renouard p.116. no.2, USTC 450461 Adams M939 & M940
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