Tragaediae Septem cum Commentariis.

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Creator

Sophocles.

Title

Tragaediae Septem cum Commentariis.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius,

Date

August 1502.

Description

Within the first year of his Portable Library, Aldus applied his new format to Greek texts as well as Latin. The type used in this publication is the fourth and smallest Aldine Greek font, likely based on Aldus’s own handwriting. This is the editio princeps of Sophocles, bound in contemporary Venetian russet goatskin in the alla greca style usually reserved for larger folios, as seen earlier in the exhibition. Previously owned by Baron Horace de Landau (1824–1903) and Major John Roland Abbey (1894–1969).

Source

From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.

Citation

Sophocles. , “Tragaediae Septem cum Commentariis. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 19, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/200.