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THUCYDIDES
[History of the Peloponnesian War. Greek & Latin. 1788]
Thoukydides = Thucydidis De bello Peloponnesiaco libri octo Graece et Latine ad editionem Ios. Wasse et Car. Andr. Dukeri accurate expressi cum varietate lectionis et annotationibus. Studiis Societatis Bipontinae.
Biponti ex Typographia Societatis, 1788.
6 vols ; 21.4 cm. (8º)
I: [2], CIV, 411, [3] p. : engr. port.
II: [2], 578 p. : [1] engr. illus.
III: [2], 568 p. : [1] engr. illus.
IV: [2], 527, [1] p. : [1] engr. illus.
V: [2], 596 p. : [1] engr. illus.
VI: [2], 288, [314] p.

The title-pages of volumes II--V have 'Volumen Secundum (--Quintum)' in place of 'Studiis Societatis Bipontinae'; that of vol. VI reads as above until 'Accurate Expressi Volumen Sextum Annotationes In Scholia Graeca Et Indices'. The title-pages of the first five volumes have engraved vignettes depicting a bust of Thucydides in vol. I and numismatic subjects within ornamented cartouches in vols II--VI. Volume I includes 'Marcellini De Thucydidis Vita Et Genere Dicendi excerpta ex integra ipsius Historia Dissertatio' (pp. III--XXXI), and 'Notitia Literaria De Thucydide Ex Io. Alb. Fabricii Bibliotheca Graeca Lib. II, Cap. XXV' (pp. LVI--LXXXIII).

Copy Notes Bought from T. & W. Boone for £4, 1 July 1828. (Spiers Box). Ink and pencil annotations, mostly in a small, neat English hand, especially in vol. I where the opening leaves of the 'Variae Lectiones ...' have been folded before binding to preserve an extended MS. note.

Binding C19th polished calf, blind-tooled palmette and anthemion borders within gilt fillets with small floral corner ornaments, gilt-tooled spine compartments with blind-tooled false bands, marbled edges.

Reference Number 886


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