Cambridge: Ex officinâ Johan. Hayes, celeberrimæ Academiæ typographi. Impensis Richardi Green bibliopolæ Cantab. 1694.
Folio: 32 x 20.5 cm. , lvi, 330; , 529, [43 ] p. Collation: a-g4, h2, (A)2, B-Z4, Aa-Tt4, Vv2, a-z4, aa-zz4, aaa-zzz4, aaaa-bbbb4, cccc2. With two added engraved portraits of Barnes and Euripides.
FIRST EDITION of Joshua Barnes’ Euripides.
Bound in contemporary English calf, rebacked preserving the original spine. The boards are blind-ruled in compartments; there is an attractive red morocco lettering piece, gilt, on the spine. Aside from light wear and bumping to the corners, the binding is very well preserved. Internally, this copy is in excellent condition throughout. The Greek text is surrounded by the Greek scholia and flanked by a Latin translation, in smaller type. The second part is introduced by a divisional title page.
“The merits of all preceding editions are eclipsed by this celebrated one of Joshua Barnes. Fabricius observes that ‘the text is accurately revised and printed, the metrical rules of Canter diligently corrected, and the entire ancient scholia on the first seven plays subjoined and enriched by excerpta from a manuscript in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The notes of various learned men, and those of Barnes accompany the scholia; the fragments of Euripides are carefully collected and displayed, with Greek and Latin notes as far as verse 2068; lastly, there are some epistles, attributed to Euripides.’”(Dibdin, 2nd ed.).
Wing E 3415; Schweiger p. 115, col 2