2 Richly gold-tooled french morocco binding 106


Description: Richly gold-tooled french morocco in the style of "Le Gascon"
Includes Elichman's parallel Greek, Latin and Arabic Tabula Cebetis and Aurea Carmina Pythagoræ
SIMPLICIUS of Cilicia.
Commentarius in Enchiridion Epicteti, ex libris veteribus emendatus. Cum versione Hieronymi Wolfii, et Cl. Salmasii animadversionibus, et notis quibus Philosophia Stoica passim explicatur & illustratur.
Leiden, Johannes Maire, 1640. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With three title-pages. Set in roman, Greek and Arabic types. Contemporary French pointillé binding in the style of "Le Gascon", richly gold-tooled in concentric panels on both covers, and in the six compartments of the spine, the second with the title.
€ 9,750
A parallel Greek and Latin edition, edited by Daniel Heinsius, of Simplicius's commentaries on Epictetus's Enchiridion. The commentaries are especially valuable for the light they shed on earlier philosophers, some of whose writings have not survived. The second part provides extensive additional notes on Epictetus and Simplicius by Claudius Salamasius (1588-1653). The third and fourth part provide the parallel Greek, Latin and Arabic Tabula Cebetis and Aurea Carmina Pythagoræ by Johan Elichman (c. 1600-1639), with a preface by Salmasius. Maire's presswork and typography is excellent.
With an 18th-century letterpress bookplate of "Robert" and a late 19th-century engraved bookplate of Harold George Messel. In very good condition, with only minor browning and water stains, and a couple of spots in the text. The spine with a smal restoration. A very good copy of Heinsius's Simplicius, in a sumptuous binding.
Breugelmans 1640:17; Smitskamp, Philologia orientalis 322 (part 3); Nave, Philologia Arabica 97 (part 3).
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