Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie. 1911. First edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 9 1/4"). xii, 481, pp. Untrimmed. Contemporary half pebbled cloth over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine.
Havet's Latin textual criticism is divided into 15 sections. The first one deals with the state of our Latin texts, their sources and their transmission; section two deals with the signs of faultiness in texts, classified under various heads; section three discusses faults in general and the conditions for their removal by conjecture; section four treats of chance or apparently causeless errors; sections 5-6-7 deals with the causeless errors due to the influence of the context, the character of the exemplar and the personality of the copyist; section eight deals with errors anterior to copying; section nine deals with corruptions due to glosses and the like; the tenth with indirect or consequential errors; the eleventh is
devoted to the correctors and their influence; section 12 to corruptions with a long history; 13 to errors arising from rubricators; 14 deals with text revisions; 15 deals with the authorship of the manuscripts.
Some rubbing along edges. Closed tear to head of spine. Pages age-toned throughout. Ex-library copy with stickers at tail of spine and upper front joint; bookplate on inside of front cover, printed notice at rear, and stamp at top and bottom paper edges. Text in French. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good condition. f to g. Item #46808