Tragaediae Septem cum Commentariis.
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).
From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.