Considered the first encyclopedia, Estienne's work was first published in 1553. Estienne came from a famous family of printers but studied medicine and ancient languages before becoming a printer himself.
Publisher: Apud Jacobum Crispinum
Date Published: 1627
Place Published: Genevae
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Preface 6 p. 2032 columns, 2 columns per page. 24 cm. Full calf with gold lines on spine and burgundy spine label. Text edges green. Boards scuffed, corners bumped, hinges cracked. Spine has chipped ends, cracked leather, partly missing spine label. First 7 pages worm eaten along inner margin. Title page pasted onto newer paper with pen overwriting on top of faded red titles. Top corner of original title-page is missing. Former owners' signatures on title-page, facing page, and front free endpaper. A few minor tears and chips. Dampstains to margins do not affect text.