Oratores Graeci.

Title

Oratores Graeci.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andreae Torresani,

Date

May 1513.

Description

The editiones principes of the works of the Greek orators, with the exception of Demosthenes, whom Aldus had already issued in 1504. The preliminary materials printed in the first gathering required one more page than anticipated, necessitating the addition of a bifolium. The last page of the gathering contains no text, only an instruction to the binder in Greek and Latin to remove the leaf, which binders in later years routinely did. As this copy retains its original binding, doubtlessly executed by a binder who read neither language, the “intentionally blank” leaf remains intact.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Files

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Citation

“Oratores Graeci. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed November 18, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/182.