Cicero 1555 , Opera. [Image]

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Cicero, Opera.

Pr. in 4 vols. by the Royal Printer, Carolus Stephanus (Charles Estienne), vol. 1 Paris, 1555, the index, paginated 139-172, pr. Lyon 1554; vols. 2-4 pr. Lyon 1554 (errata of vol. 3 1555).

Noteworthy for the sober mise en page, elegant engraved initials and a scholarly apparatus based on collation with an ‘ancient exemplar’ and other printed editions.

On the title pages are the names of early owners, Robert Meres and Georgius Antonius. With the plate of George Gregory of Bath, Bookseller to H. M. Queen Alexandra (1863-1910). On the front flyleaf of vol. 1 is pencilled ‘F. L. Woodward. MA. e Sid. Suss. Coll. Cam. Schol. 1890-3’; similarly at the beginning of the other vols. Presented to the University Library by his executors in September 1952.

Cent Rare Folio PA 6278 .A2 1555 (1-4).

Item Type: Image
Keywords: Carolus Stephanus, Charles Estienne, printer, Paris, Lyon, printer's device, printer's mark, Robert Meres, Georgius Antonius, George Gregory, bookseller, Bath, F.L.Woodward, University of Tasmania
Publisher: Printed by Carolus Stephanus
Collections: Manuscript and Early Printed Book Image Collection
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