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OF

CLASSICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY:

COMPRISING A COPIOUS DETAIL OF

THE VARIOUS EDITIONS

OF THE

GREEK AND LATIN CLASSICS,

AND OF THE

CRITICAL AND PHILOLOGICAL WORKS

PUBLISHED IN ILLUSTRATION OF THEM,

WITH

AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL TRANSLATIONS,

INTO ENGLIsh, french, ITALIAN, SPANISH, GERMAN, ETC.

BY

JOSEPH WILLIAM MOSS, B.A.

OF MAGDALEN HALL, OXFORD.

SECOND EDITION,

COMPLETED TO THE END OF 1836, by the addition of a SUPPLEMENT, containing a
Bibliographical Index of several thousand Editions which have appeared either here or
abroad since the original publication of this work in 1825 with the prices at which they
are at present sold or imported by the London Booksellers

VOL

BIBLIOTHEQUE S. .
Les Fontaines
CHANTHLY

LONDON:

HENRY G. BOHN, 4, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

MDCCCXXXVII.

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London G. NORMAN, Printer, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.

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EDITIO PRINCEPS. This edition is excessively rare and valuable; it has neither paging-figures, catch-words, nor signatures. Maittaire, who first gave a description of this volume, supposes it to have been printed by Zarotus, at Milan, about 1470, and took no inconsiderable pains to prove that it was really printed by the above-mentioned printer; and subsequent bibliographers have coincided with him in this supposition, among which number may be ranked the following: Panzer, Orlandi, Saxius, De Bure, Ernesti, Harles, Beloe, Dibdin, and Brunet. Gesner found the text of this edition so accurate and pure, that he esteemed it of manuscript authority: his words are; "Possideo exemplum primae quae adhuc innotuit editionis, "cuivis libro manuscripto facile comparandum, quae editio

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cum nullam editoris, loci, temporis, expressam mentionem "habeat, ne titulum quidem s. indicem, conjectura nescio quam "probabili Antonio Zaroto Parmensi, et Mediolano, et anno "circiter 1470, a Maittairio adsignatur. Literae sunt ejus "formae, quam Jensonius adhibuit, sed paulo minus cultae et incompositae." On the recto of fol. 1. without any prefix, we read the following titular head-line, which is immediately succeeded by the first ode of book i. thus ;

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QVINTI ORATII FLACCI CAR

MINVM LIBER PRIMVS.
ECOENAS ATAVIS EDITE
REGIBVS.

O & præsidium & dulce decus meum
Sunt quos curriculo puluerē olympicū
&c. &c. &c.

VOL. II.

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London G. NORMAN, Printer, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.

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EDITIO PRINCEPS. This edition is excessively rare and valuable; it has neither paging-figures, catch-words, nor signatures. Maittaire, who first gave a description of this volume, supposes it to have been printed by Zarotus, at Milan, about 1470, and took no inconsiderable pains to prove that it was really printed by the above-mentioned printer; and subsequent bibliographers have coincided with him in this supposition, among which number may be ranked the following: Panzer, Orlandi, Saxius, De Bure, Ernesti, Harles, Beloe, Dibdin, and Brunet. Gesner found the text of this edition so accurate and pure, that he esteemed it of manuscript authority: his words are; "Possideo exemplum primae quae adhuc innotuit editionis, cuivis libro manuscripto facile comparandum, quae editio cum nullam editoris, loci, temporis, expressam mentionem "habeat, ne titulum quidem s. indicem, conjectura nescio

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quam probabili Antonio Zaroto Parmensi, et Mediolano, et anno "circiter 1470, a Maittairio adsignatur. Literae sunt ejus "formae, quam Jensonius adhibuit, sed paulo minus cultae et "incompositae. On the recto of fol. 1. without any prefix, we read the following titular head-line, which is immediately succeeded by the first ode of book i. thus ;

QVINTI ORATII FLACCI CAR

MINVM LIBER PRIMVS.

ECOENAS ATAVIS EDITE
REGIBVS.

O & præsidium & dulce decus meum
Sunt quos curriculo puluere olympicũ
&c. &c. &c.

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