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Homer. FEITH. Antiquitatum Homericarum.

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Homer. FEITH. Antiquitatum Homericarum.
 FEITH, Everard. Antiquitatum Homericarum. Argentorati, H.L. Steinii, 1743 [Strasburgo, Heinrich Leonard Stein]

8vo, 165x95 mm, full vellum binding. Gold title on label on the spine. Red marbled edges. title page in red and black, with portrait of Homer engraved in copper. 2 copper plates folded out of text, [Apotheosis seu consecratio Homeri; Oraculi Delphici Ceremony]. woodcut initials and ornaments.  Ex Libris "Bibliotheca Aloisii Marsuzi Jacobi F. Roman lawyers" on the counterplate. On the title page Manuscript dedication by the curator Elias Stoeber.

Condition Report

Rare and important illustrated edition, corrected and enlarged. This new edition, with Latin text and numerous citations in Greek, of this very erudite and still consulted study on Homer, his work and the Greece of his time, was published after the early death of the author by Elias Stoeber, who adds a lot of notes to it. The Oraculi Delphici Cerimoniae table is signed "Weis" and bears the date 1743. Copy with autograph dedication by the curator of the work Elias Stoeber.
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