Hesiod - The Works of Hesiod, 1785

Hesiod (active Boeotia, 8th Century BC)

The Works of Hesiod [Les Oeuvres d'Hésiode], 1785

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Object details

Accession number

4.b.3.4

Creators

  • Pierre-Francois Gueffier (active Paris, 1758 - 1803) - printer
  • Hesiod (active Boeotia, 8th Century BC) - primary
  • Jean Servières (active Paris, 1782 - 1807) - publisher
  • P.-L.-C. Gin (1726 - 1807) - translator
  • Nicolas-Léger Moutard (active Paris, 1765 - about 1799) - printer
  • Philippe-Denis Pierres (Paris, 1763 - 1805) - printer

Object Case

Horn Book Case

Language

French and Ancient Greek (to 1453)

Publication Place

Paris

Description

viii, 303 [i.e. 305], [1] p. ; 8°

Provenance

Collection of Louis-Jospeh, le Dauphin de France (1781-1789), brother of Louis XVI.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from booksellers J.Pearson & Co., London for £45 on 18 November 1901.

Bibliography

Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Manuscripts and Bookbindings from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court. (Boston, 1922), p. 69


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Commentary

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