HERODOTUS

IΣTOPIΩN ΛOΓOI Θ

$1,553
Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] apud Samuelem Luchtmans. 1715.

Folio, in 4s. pp, [20], 1000, [55, 1bl]. Additional engraved title page (with date 1716), lacking half title. One double folding engraved plate. Parallel text in Greek and Latin. Contemporary calf, spine with six raised bands. Six compartments decorated in gilt with French Royal arms of fleur-de-lys surrounded by a garland and surmounted by a crown. Brown morocco label to second compartment, lettered in gilt. Edges of boards decorated in gilt. All edges sprinkled red. In excellent condition with only very slight marking to the boards. Internally fine, beautifully crisp and fresh. Front pastedown has armorial bookplate of Thomas Hall and front free endpaper has ownership inscription "T.Hall C.C.C. Oxon. 1744". An immaculate copy of Luchtmans's handsomely printed Herodotus in the edition by the German scholar Johann Gronovius who was professor of Greek at Leiden where he was also the University Librarian.

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