The Theodorou Collection

Books & Manuscripts


Manuel Chrysoloras, Erotemata, Greek and Latin, [in the redaction of Guarino da Verona], Venice, Peregrinus de Pasqualibus & Dionysius Bertochus, 1484. 4to.

First dated edition of Guarino's abbreviation and translation.



Manuel Chrysoloras, Erotemata, Greek, manuscript on paper, 1493.8vo, 69 ff.

The only known Greek manuscript written by Frosino Bonini, a pupil of Angelo Poliziano who later became the principal editor of Greek texts for Filippo Giunta.

[Provenance: Agostino Nettucci (15th-16th cent.); J.-B. J. Barrois (1784-1855); B. Ashburnham (1797-1878), 4th Earl of Ashburnham; B. Ashburnham (1840-1913), 5th Earl of Ashburnham; sold in the Ashburnham-Barrois sale, Sotheby’s, 10 June 1901, lot 129; George Dunn, Woolley Hall (1865-1912); Maggs Bros., cat. 395 (1920), no. 15]



Aristophanes, Opera, Greek, [first edition], Venice, Aldus Manutius, 1498. Folio,
in a Parisian black morocco binding of c. 1543 (click here).

[Provenance: M. Breslauer cat. 105, no. 8]
The Pforzheimer copy.



Aristotle, Opera, Greek, [first edition], Venice, Aldus Manutius, 1495-1498. Folio, 5 parts bound in 6 volumes.


Etymologicum Magnum Graecum

Etymologicum Magnum Graecum, [first edition], Venice, Zacharias Kallierges for Nicolaos Vlastos & Anna Notaras, 1499. Folio, 18th century russia gilt.

The Roxburghe - Spencer - Rylands copy.


Christophoros Angelos, A nearly complete collection of his writings bound in one volume, Oxford & Cambridge,
1617-1619. 4to.

The Macclesfield copy.


Michael, secretary to the paharnik of Wallachia, History of the Ottoman expedition for the recapture of Morea in 1715,
Greek, manuscript on paper, c. 1730. 4to.



C. P. Cavafy, Autograph manuscript of his poem "Sculptor of Tyana", c. 1912.