Auction 356 Old & Rare Books - Classical Antiquity

ACHILLES TATIUS. Les amours de Clitophon et Leucippe. Par., O. de l'Huillier, 1568. (4), 146 (=147) lvs. W. woodcut printer's mark on ti., woodcut headpiece & initials. Mod. vellum w. overl. sides & black label. (Early owner's entry (of a congregation of Oratorians) and small old wax seal on ti-p.).

Extremely rare first French translation by François de Belleforest (1530-83) of Achilles' work, based on the Latin translation of Luigi Annibale della Croce. It is one of the five surviving Ancient Greek romances. - Very well preserved and clean copy. - Hoffmann I, 4. No copy in NCC. Not in Adams.

€ 380

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