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    Hesiod. [Greek Title:] Hesiodi Ascraei Quae Extant. Amsterdam: Daniel Elzevier, 1667. Krown & Spellman retail: $600. 8vo. 2 pts. in 1 vol. *-**8,A-L,(2)A-(2)M8. [32],163,[13],183,[8]pp. Contemp. vellum over boards, covers gilt with center gilt device and corner-pieces, title-label, front hinge cracked, a.e.g.; Chatsworth booklabel; signed by Janus Broukhusius [Jan van Broekhuyzen, 1649-1707, classical scholar, See: Sandys:vol. 2:329ff.] on t.p., minor foxing. T.p. in red and black, Elzevier device on t.p.s. Coin cuts on (2)C2 & (2) F5. First Edition thus. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Hesiod (fl.700 B.C.), one of the first known Greek poets, is, along with Homer, the main representative of the early epic.  His Theogony - the first systematic summary of Greek religious belief - deals with creation and origins of hte Greek gods, along with the Prometheus myth. STCN 166708. Hoffmann II,250. Moss I,470 "This is the most complete and valuable edition which has yet been published." Dibdin 365. Willems 1378. Rahir 1439. Berghman 830.

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