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Ta tou Pindarou Olympia

Author Pindar
Title Ta tou Pindarou Olympia
Imprint Glasgow: R. and A. Foulis
Date of Publication 1754
Language Greek
Notes This is the first volume of the miniature Foulis Press edition of the ancient Greek poet Pindar's odes (printed 1754-58), this copy being one of only a few recorded copies printed on silk. It is a separate bibliographic item as only volume was the only printed in silk and accordingly it does not have the general title page of the regular 4-volume set. This is in fact only one of two miniature books printed on silk by the Foulis Press of Glasgow, the other being an edition of Anacreon printed in 1751 (a copy was acquired by the Library in 2003). It showcases the quality of their printing and the clarity of the Greek type they developed. The book is in a contemporary red morocco binding.
Shelfmark RB.s.2892
Reference Sources Gaskell, A bibliography of the Foulis Press, 2nd ed., 1986, no. 274
Acquired on 28/02/14
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