Opera.

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Creator

Homer.

Title

Opera.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius,

Date

1504.

Description

Homer was one of very few Greek authors who was printed before Aldus established his press, although this represents the second printed edition of Homer following the Florentine editio princeps of 1488, and the first appearance of the father of Western literature in octavo format. Both volumes are printed on vellum. The Odyssey (shown closed) is bound alla greca, and the Iliad (shown open) is a later imitation by the binder Robert Rivière (1808–1882). Previously owned by Estelle Doheny (1875–1958).

Source

From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.

Citation

Homer. , “Opera. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed September 24, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/205.