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Paulus Stephanus' Sophocles.

Sophocles ΣΟΠΦΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΑΙ ΕΠΤΣ ΤΡΑΓΩΔΙΑ. Sophoclis Tragoediæ Septem. una cum omnibus Græcis scholis, & Latina Viti Winsemi ad verbum Interpretatione. Quibus accessserunt Ioachimi Cameranij, necnon Henrici Stephani annotationes..., Geneva(Coloniæ Allobrogum) Excudebat Paulus Stephanus (Paul Estienne). 1603
Quarto: [4] 788p [16] 5p. 202p.[ 3]. 4 parts in 1 volume. Contemporary Vellum.

This edition, together with that of Euripides (1602) are considered to be the major printing achievements of Paul Stephanos.
"This is not a reprint of Henri's edition of 1578, but a much improved work: besides the commentaries of Camerarius, it includes the Annotations of Henri Estienne, which were not found in the earlier edition,( the) scholia of Triclinios and the Latin translation of Vitus Winsemius (Veit Oertel) "(Schreiber 273).

The dedicatory Epistle is by Paul Estienne. - Contains the sameworks as the previous edition. The scholia that accompany the text of each tragedy have the same starting title as in the edition of Henri Estienne of 1568. The following metric notes of Triclinius are not paginated. - The "Annotationes" of Henri Estienne and the "Commentatio" by Joachim Camerarius each have a title and particular pagination. Repair to head and foot of spine replacing portion of contemporary vellum; small loss of vellum to front board; stains; corners bumped; 2 worm holes to vellum of rear board.
Last 2 leaves [pages 49 &51] of Annotationes Henri Stephani misbound between Lllll1 and Lllll2 of the scholia of Tricliinios.
Poor quality 16th century paper [as usual], causing browning throughout, worse to rear; damp stain at lower gutter throughout;
lacks free endpapers.
Excised [inked over] ownership names to title[ stain continues on next page]; 4 holes to gutter of title page becoming 1 hole to first leaf of prelims.
Tear to margin of page 3 (Aii) just touching letter; occasional paper faults including lack of paper in margin as a result of the poor quality paper.

Paulus Stephanus- Paul Estienne, (1566-1637)

Printer and bookseller. - Eldest son of the Geneva printer-librarian Henri II Estienne; grandson of Robert Estienne.
he would like his father travel through europeand was believed to have been under the directorship of Justius Lipsius in 1587, and to have worked in the houses of Wechel at Francfort, Jean Commelin at Heildeberg and Jean de Tournes in Lyon. He is also believed to have worked with John Norton in London.he took over the family business on his father's death in 1598.
His publications are noteworthy for his scholarship and his correcting of the texts, particularly his Sophocles(1603) and Euripidesof the previous year.Unfortunately due to the poor quality of the paper used in his publications they have been less esteemed than those of his father and grandfather.
His participation, in 1605, the conspiracy in favor of the Duke of Savoy, called "climbing", had him banished from Geneva until 1617. His property was confiscated in 1608. In 1637,he eventually sold his printing press and his bookstore to the Chouet brothers.
Paul died in Geneva in 1627, leaving two sons who both continued as printers, Antoine Estienne and Joseph, printer of the king at La Rochelle, where he died in 1629 .
Hoffmann III, 415 • Renouard, Annales, 196 (12) • Schreiber, 220-21 (273) 240 by 170mm (9½ by 6¾ inches).   ref: 3087  €2000

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