Greek and Latin. 1604 Florilegium Omnium Veterum Graecorum Poetarum... Provenance, Eaton college.

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A lengthy work, printed in 1604, comprising of Ancient Greek poetry followed by Latin translations, edited and compiled by Eilhard Lubin. Divided into seven "books", and comprising over 1000 pages!

Complete title: Anthologia diaphoron epigrammaton palaion eis hepta biblia dieremene - Florilegium omnium veterum Graecorum poetarum epigrammatum in septem libros diuisum


Provenance -

With the 17th century ex libris plate of the Headmaster of Eaton College, John Newborough, pasted to the back of the title page.

Physical Attributes -

Measures approx. 25 x 16.5 x 6 cm. Vellum binding (respined with old vellum overlaid). Spine with five raised bands; Five compartments with a central gilt wheel surrounded by florets and corner florets (richly gilt), and one compartment with the title, editor and year in gilt on red morocco.

Pages - viii, 1011, (1 - blank verso).

Condition -

See pictures. Binding with wear at edges, corners, rubs, etc. Respined, old vellum laid over new, but done some time ago. Ties have expired. Front hinge cracked.

Ex libris plate on pastedown. Some lifting at corners of pastedown, presumably someone checking for ancient manuscripts (or a Gutenberg Bible leaf). Blank front endpaper renewed. Title page with soiling/thumbing, likely pasted to front endpaper at gutter. Ex libris plate of the 17th century on back of title page. Some toning throughout volume with occasional dog-eared page, fox spot, annotations (mostly "x" marks), thumbing and etc..Chip at bottom of leaf following title page. Pages soft with use. Toning and foxing near edges throughout. Several deckled edges and chipped corners. Rear endpaper renewed also.

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