9 leaves.39 lines, in Greek. (folio) 32x22 cm. (12¾x8¾”), modern cloth with paper cover label
Complete Book XVII from the first printing of the Works of Homer, a foundation work of Western literature and important in the history of typography. A rare opportunity to purchase a significant fragment from one of the great books from the first century of printing.
(Breaking the fourth wall to say: click through and look at the Greek pages in PBA’s high-res view, because they’re gorgeous and Tumblr doesn’t do them justice.)
800 notes (via typographie)
soles occidere et redire possunt:
nobis cum semel occidit brevis lux,
nox est perpetua una dormienda. (Cat. 5.4-6)
"Suns are able to fall and return: for us, once our brief light has fallen, one perpetual night must be slept."
83 notes (via whatshouldwecallmeclassics)