Francofurti [Frankfurt am Main]: Apud Claudium Marnium, & Haeredes Iohannis Aubrii, 1604. , lxxiiii, , 1464,  pp. Illus. with 3 engravings, head and tail pieces, and initials. Folio (38 cm). Quarterbound later morocco over marbled paper-covered boards. Second edition. A 17x11 cm. section of the title page, which includes the printer's device, has been excised, the leaf neatly repaired; top edge lightly trimmed, boards and spine rubbed with scuffing to the top edges, otherwise very clean with occasional cross-references penciled in the margins, binding tight; a very nice copy. Brunet II 588. Item #26668
Greek and Latin in parallel columns. Numerous typographical errors in pagination: nos. 1177-1178 omitted, nos. 1453-1454 duplicated. Publisher's device has been excised from the title page but is present on last page. Engraving of Hieronymus Wolf on 8th leaf. Hieronymus Wolf (1516 - 1580) was the sixteenth century German historian and humanist who coined the term Byzantium. The first printing of this edition with notes and commentaries was published in 1572; this, the second edition, varies a little in the order from the first. A third, published 1607, left off notes and is quite inferior. Institutional bookplate noting the book was a gift of Michael J. O'Farrell, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, on the free front end paper. Scarce.