Demosthenis; Opera ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem, Tauchnitz, Leipzig, 1812, 5 volumes
Demosthenis; Opera ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem, Accurate Edita. Tauchnitz, Leipzig, 1812, 5 volumes.
The best works of Demosthenes, Greek statesman and orator (384-322 B.C.)
Published by Carolus Tauchntiz, Lipsiae (Leipzig), 1812, 5 volumes, complete. Scarce as a set. As far as we can tell, this 1812 edition was the first Tauchntiz printing.
A good full polished calf leather binding with low raised bands, and gilt decoration. Covers rubbed and bumped with minor damages to leather. Hinges are worn and rubbed. Endpapers are intact (except for Vol II which is cracked and beginning to split), and have marbled design, matched to text block edges.
Owner's inscription to blank endpaper and title page. Some additional annotations to blanks at rear of Volume I. Text pages are clean and bright throughout, with occasional light spotting.
Text in Greek.
Tomus I: 354pp;
Tomus II: 302pp;
Tomus III: 298pp;
Tomus IV: 317pp;
Tomus V: 300pp + 1pp.
Dimensions: Each volume approx 137mm high x 92mm wide x 19mm deep.
Weight: approximately 828g (the set - unpacked).