Varia Opuscula. De Xenophanis…De Lineis Insecabilibus…De Audibilibus… Physiognomonica, De Coloribus, De Plantis Libri Duo...

Frankfurt: Andreae Wcheli Heredes, Joann. Aubrium & Claudium Marnium, 1587. Two of the separate volumes of the collected works of Aristotle in Greek, edited by Friedrich Sylburg (1536-1596), the noted German classics scholar who was a pupil of Henry Estienne. The complete set is in eleven volumes, printed between 1584 and 1587, a With some woodcut illustrations. Woodcut device on title, repeated on last leaf but larger. Title in Greek and Latin, text in Greek, section of commentary in Latin. Bound together in contemporary flexible vellum. Covers blocked and decorated in blind. Binding a bit soiled, front hinge cracked, but holding. Gauffered edges. Text with some light toning and minor stains. A very good copy. [Bound with:] Aristotle. De Animalium Historia Libri. X. Addita e Theophrasto Collectanea Quaedam de Animalibus…Frankfurt: Andreae Wecheli Herdes, Claudium Marnium & Joannem Aubrium, 1587. Quarto. [4], 484, [2] pp. Indexed. Woodcut device on tiktle. Quarto. [4], 398, [2] pp. Indexe (Item ID: 15963)


"Fabricius, says Buhle, judges rightly of this edition, when he pronounces it to be more excellent and complete than any that had been before published…Besides containing the correctikons of former publications, and an improved text, there are three indexes to each volume: the first is a short synopsis of the heads of each tract or book; the second an Index 'Verborum Graecorum;' and the third a Latin Index 'Rerum Memorabilium.' In addition to Aristotle's works, it comprehends some tracts of Theophrastus" (Dibdin, Introduction to the Greek and Latin Classics, 4th Edition, I, p. 314).

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