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Author: Homer.Demetrio CalcondilaEustathius, Archbishop of ThessalonicaBernardo NerliNerio NerliAll authors
Publisher: Florence : Bernardus Nerlius, Nerius Nerlius, and Demetrius Damilas, 9 Dec. 1488 [not before 13 Jan. 1488/89].
Edition/Format:   Book : Greek, Ancient [to 1453]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Incunabula
Specimens
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Demetrio Calcondila; Eustathius, Archbishop of Thessalonica; Bernardo Nerli; Nerio Nerli; Giovanni Acciaiuoli; Demetrius, of Crete; Bartolommeo di Libri; Matthew C D Borden; Charles L Nichols; Josiah Kirby Lilly; Dio, Chrysostom.
OCLC Number: 12073144
Notes: Edited by Dēmētrios Chalkokondylēs.
Editio princeps.
Title from ISTC; imprint from Goff. DLC (lccn 48-33573) gives date as 1489.
ISTC and Bodleian Lib. 15th cent. give imprint as: Florence : [Printer of Vergilius (C 6061)], 18 Mar. 1487/88. This is the date of the Vergil, one of the two books assigned to Nerlius.
"Of the two books here assigned to Nerlius, the Virgil (IB>27655) is dated 18 March 1487 (presumably 1488/9) and the Homer (IB.27657) 9 December 1488 though it was not finished until after 13 January 1488/9"--BM 15th cent.
Proctor identifies the printer as Bartolommeo di Libri.
Dedicatory letter in Latin from Bernardus Nerlius to Pietro de' Medici Idibus Ianuariis M. CCCC. LXXXVIII, i.e. 13 Jan. 1488/89.
Letter from Dēmētrios Chalkokondylēs addressed to the readers: fol. A1v-A2v (p. [2-4]).
"Exēgēsis peri tēs tou Homērou genesios kai biotēs" (Vita Homeri) of Pseudo-Herodotus: fol. A3r-B1r (p. [5-17]).
"Eis ton bion tou Homērou" (De Homero) of Pseudo-Plutarch: fol. B1r-E7v (p. [17-76]).
"Peri Homērou logos NG Diōnos tou Chrysostomou" (De Homero): fo, E7v-E9r (p. [76-79]).
Each book of the Iliad is preceded by a hypothesis attributed to Eustathius.
Colophon: Hē tou Homērou poiēsis hapasa entypōtheisa peras eilēphen ēdē syn theō en Phlōrentia, analōmasi men, tōn eugenōn kai agathōn andrōn, kai peri logous Hellēnikous spoudaiōn Bernardou kai Nēriou Tanaidos tou Neriliou Phlōrentinon. Ponō de kai dexiotēti Dēmētriou Mediolaneōs Krētos, tōn logiōn andrōn charin kai logōn Hellēnikōn ephiemenōn, etos tō apo tēs Christou gennēseōs chiliostō tetrrakosiostō ogdoēkostō ogdoō mēnos Dekembriou henatē.
39 lines. Types: 121 Gk.; 110 R., signatures; 96 R. Capital spaces.
Signatures: (v. 1) A-D⁸ E¹⁰ (E10 blank) A-Z⁸ ET⁸ [CON]⁸ [RUM]⁸ (v. 2) AA-ZZ⁸ ETET⁶ (ETET6 blank).
Blanks wanting in UCLA copy.
A few manuscript marginalia in an early hand.
Lilly Library copy has bookplates of M.C.D. Borden, C.L. Nichols, and J.K. Lilly.
Bookplates of the Earl of Donegall, the Marquiss of Donegall, Holland House and Isaac Foot in UCLA copy.
Bound in two volumes in red crushed morocco, gold-tooled; gilt edges.
Lilly Library copy bound in reddish brown paneled calf, inner panel with corner tools, gilt; brown morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; tooled spine in gilt; edges gilt; marbled end papers.
Description: 2 v. ([880] p.) (leaves [42] and [440] blank) ; 32 cm. (fol.)
Other Titles: Exēgēsis peri tēs tou Homērou genesios kai biotēs.
Eis ton bion tou Homērou.
Peri Homērou logos.
Works.
Poiēsis hapasa
Vita Homeri.
De Homero.

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