Basileae: [Robert Winter], 1539. Octavo. Item #028449
First portion of text in Greek and following text in Latin. 13; a-z8, A-R8;  blank; 1-397pp. The text is by Arrian of Nicomedia (c. 86/80--c. after 146-160 A.D.). The Anabasis of Alexander by Arrian is considered the best source on the campaigns of Alexander the Great. All that is known of Epictetus is from Arrian. The printer Robert Winter was known for making very nice copies who issued a printed catalogue which was in Florence but disappeared after the 1966 flood. OCLC located one copy at the University of Illinois, and dozens in Germany and Switzerland. Original sixteenth-century blind-stamped alum-tawed pigskin binding over wooden boards, four raised bands, two fine, original metal clasps, one missing small endpiece but the clasps still are in working condition. With early book plate of "AK" on front pastedown. Curiously at the end of the volume, there is a laid in leaf within a lovely vignette of an oddly attired man holding a staff; this leaf seems to be part of another original printing after an examination of the paper but unnecessary to the collation which is complete.