Venice: In aedibus Aldi et Andreae Asulani Soceri, April, 1524.
Two octavo volumes: 16 x 10 cm. I. [1-7]8, A-Z8, AA-LL8, MM6 II. a-z8, A-H8, I4.
THIRD ALDINE EDITION.
A married set, bound in matching leather bindings (late 18th- early 19th c.), boards ruled in gold, spines tooled with attractive floral ornaments, red labels with “Homerus” tooled in Roman, and green labels with the Greek titles (“ΙΛΙΑΣ “, “ΟΔΥΣΣΕΙΑ”). The Aldine anchor and dolphin device is tooled on the boards of both volumes. This is a married set, the first volume slightly taller than the second; the second. The edges of the text blocks are stained an even red (Vol. I) and blue (Vol. II).
Nice copies of both volumes. Very light damp-staining in both volumes. Both title pages lightly stained. Outer margin of leaves q7-8 with tideline. Aldine anchor and dolphin device on the title pages and the versos of the final leaf in each volume.
Adams H-745; Ahmanson-Murphy 226; Renouard 98:1; Brunet III, p. 269; Graesse III, 326; Hoffmann ii 460