Best and most correct edition

Demosthenes / Aischines. Opera, cum utriusq[ue] autoris vita, & Ulpiani commentariis, novisq[ue] scholiis ex quarta, eaque postrema recognitione, graecolatina [...]. Per Hieronymus Wolfium Oetingensem, utriusque linguae in Augustana Schola professorem.

Basel, Herwagen, per Eusebium Episcopium, [1571-]1572.

Large folio. 3 pts. (= 6 tomoi) in 1 vol. With woodcut printer‘s device on title-page and last f. as well as several ornamental woodcut initials. (36), 744, (32), 368, 218, (24) pp., 1 f. Contemporary pigskin binding with ms. title to spine and blindstamped cover fillets. Remnants of clasps.


"Beste und correcteste" (Schweiger) humanist edition of the works of Demosthenes and Aischines, the greatest orators of Greek antiquity. Greek text and Latin translation (by the editor Wolf) printed parallel in two columns. "The edition of 1572 is compiled from two MSS., and a careful investigation of the ancient editions: many things are however inserted from the author's own conjecture" (Dibdin).

Various contemporary annotations (quite extensive on some pages); first and last leaves slightly water-stained in the margins; otherwise splendid copy from the library of Joseph Frh. v. Laßberg (1770-1855).

VD 16, D 486. BM-STC German 239. IA 151, 340. Adams D 486. Schweiger I, 87. Hoffmann I, 510. Dibdin I, 477ff.