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    Early Printed Editions of Xenophon and Homer

    [Sammelband]. [Xenophon and Homer]. [Sebastien Castellion, editor]. [Xenophon] ...opera, quae quidem graece exstant omnia... in Latinam linguam conversa: ac nunc primum diligenti cura & maximo labore de integro incognita recognita... Basel, Nicolaus Bryling, 1555. a8, [2]a-z, A-2L6. [16], 678, [1], [1] pages. [Bound with:] Homer. Opera Graeco-Latina, quae quidem nunc extant, omnia. Hoc est: Ilias, Odyssea, Batrachomyomachia, et Hymni: Praeterea Homeri vita ex Plutarcho, cum Latina item interpretatione ... In haec operam suam consulit Sebastianus Castalio ... Basel, Nicolaus Bryling, 1561. Alpha 6, beta 4, a-z, A-Z, [2]A-[2]B6, [2]C8, (lacks [2]C8, blank, as usual.) [20], 292, 317, [1] pages. Two works bound in one folio volume. Parallel text in Latin and Greek in both works. Approximately 12.25 x 7.5 inches. Full eighteenth century brown sheep, ruled in blind, spine banded. Covers worn and stained, spine heavily chipped and damaged, but bands are strong. Lacks front free endpaper. Title-page of Xenophon soiled and backed, with small holes, mounted handwritten table of contents on blank verso, partly detached; first several leaves with two small wormholes ; early marginalia and some underlines; some light dampstains; one leaf with longer marginal tear; slight browning and staining. Homer has printer's mark on title-page [Heitz 176]. Overall, a good copy.
    Xenophon: VD 16 X 5. Adams X 9. Hoffmann III, 576. Schweiger I, 335. Hieronymus, Griech. Geist 148. Ebert II, 24070.
    Homer: VD 16 H 4598. Adams H 759. BM STC (German) 413. Ebert 9957. Hoffmann II, 317. Schweiger I, 157. Hoffman II, 462. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Xenophon & Homer [Sammelband] Sebastien Castellion, ed. Xenophon: ...opera, quae quidem graece exstant omnia... in Latinam linguam conversa: ac nunc primum diligenti cura & maximo labore de integro incognita recognita... Basel, Nicolaus Bryling, 1555. a8, [2]a-z,A-2L6. [16], 678, [1],[1]p. [Bound with:] Homer. Opera Graeco-Latina, quae quidem nunc extant, omnia. Hoc est: Ilias, Odyssea, Batrachomyomachia, et Hymni: Praeterea Homeri vita ex Plutarcho, cum Latina item interpretatione ... In haec operam suam consulit Sebastianus Castalio ... Basel, Nicolaus Bryling, 1561. alpha6, beta 4, a-z,A-Z, [2]A-[2]B6, [2]C8, (lacks [2]C8, blank, as usual.) [20], 292, 317, [1]p. Basle: Nicolaus Bryling, 1555-1561. Folio. 2 works in 1 vol. 18th c. sheep, blind rules, spine banded, covers worn and stained, spine defective, but bands are strong, lacks f.f.e.p.; t.p. of Xenophon soiled and backed, with small holes , mounted handwritten table of contents on blank verso, partly detached; first leaves with 2 small wormholes ; early marginalia and some underlines; some light dampstains; 1 leaf with longer marginal tear; slight browing and staining. Homer: Printer's mark on t.p [Heitz 176]. Bilingual Greek & Latin editions.

    "Catellio(n), French Reformer; born at Saint-Martin du Fresne (30 m. w. of Geneva) 1515; died at Basel Dec. 29, 1563. He pursued his studies under difficult circumstances until he became tutor to three young noblemen. In 1540 he went to Strasburg, lived in Calvin's house, and accompanied him to Geneva, where on Calvin's recommendation he became rector of the high school. But disagreement soon arose between him and the great Reformer, Castellio holding views of his own concerning election and Christ's descent into hell, and regarding the Song of Solomon as an erotic poem which should be excluded from the canon. He left Geneva in 1544 and settled in Basel, where he lived in great poverty till 1552, when he was appointed professor of Greek literature."[Schaff-Herzog]

    The Xenophon volumes contains: Disciplinae Cyri persarum regis, Francisco Philelpho interprete.--De Cyri minoris expeditione, Romulo Amasaeo int.--De rebus graecorum, Bilibaldo Pirckhemero int.--De factis & dictis Socratis, Bessarione Cardinale int.--Oeconomicus, Raphaele Volaterrano int.--De Agesilai regis Lacedaemoniorum laudibus oratio, Francisco Philelpho int.--Apologio pro Socrate, Leonardo Aretino int.--Hieron, sive Tyrannus, Erasmo Roterodamo int.--Pori seu de vectigalibus, Johanne Ribitto int.--De re equestri libellus, Joachimo Camerario int.--Hipparchicus, Johanne Ribitto int.--De venatione libellus, Omnibono Leoniceno int.--Symposium, Johanne Ribitto int.--De republica, Francisco Philelpho int.--De Atheniensium republica, Sebastiano Castalione int.

    Xenophon: VD 16 X 5. Adams X 9. Hoffmann III,576. Schweiger I, 335. Hieronymus, Griech. Geist 148. Ebert II, 24070.

    Homer: VD 16 H 4598. Adams H 759. BM STC (Germ.) 413. Ebert 9957. Hoffmann II, 317. Schweiger I, 157. Hoffman II, 462.



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