Tragoediae Septem.

  • Sophocles
  • Witebergae [Wittenberg]: Excudebat Matthaeus Welack 1585
  • VD16 S 7038; not in Adams.


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8vo, pp. 427, [5, the last 4 blank). Contemporary vellum, boards bordered with a double blind rule, spine lettered in ink. Poor-quality paper rather toned and spotted, a touch of worming to blank margins at beginning and a handful of minor paper flaws. Vellum soiled. Ownership inscription of ‘Kidd’ to title-page and pastedown, earlier inscription to title-page, Greek notes to front flyleaf and manuscript table of contents to rear and the text lines numbered in manuscript throughout.


A scarce printing of the unadorned Greek text of Sophocles. Worldcat, VD16, and Libraryhub between them find eight copies in Germany and only two locations outside: the Royal Danish Library and the University of Strasbourg. According to Schweiger it reprints the text of the 1567 Frankfurt edition.

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