(Geneva): Henricus Stephanus, 1577. Hardcover. Callimachus; Greek: , Kallimakhos; c. 310/305–c. 240 BC was a native of the Greek colony of Cyrene, Libya. He was a poet, critic and scholar at the Library of Alexandria and enjoyed the patronage of the Egyptian–Greek Pharaohs Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Ptolemy III. Although he was never made chief librarian, he was responsible for producing a bibliographic survey based upon the contents of the Library. This, his Pinakes, 120 volumes long, provided the foundation for later work on the history of ancient Greek literature. He is among the most productive and influential scholar-poets of the Hellenistic age [Wikipedia]. This scarce work is printed in Greek and Latin. It is the first critical edition of Callimachus, with the editio princeps of the Epigrams. Bound in full dark brown leather with gilt rule to edges and gilt titling to spine. Leather is cracked, worn, and bumped. Note inside book says that it was "re-hinged" in 1980; however, both hinges are cracked and the rear board is nearly detached. Marbled endpapers. Interior pages are very good with age toning to margins. Printer's device on title page. Measures 7 x 9.75 inches. 134 pages. CLASS/040121. Very Good.