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Lot nr:814
Book nr:26727
Author:ESTIENNE, Henri
Title:Thèsauros tès Ellènikès gloossès : Thesaurus Graecae linguae
Publisher:Henr. Stephani Oliva
Description:5 parts in 4 vols. in-f°, Part 1: 20, xx pp, xxiiii col., 1946 col. Part 2: xii, 1700 col. Part 3: 1793 col. Part 4: 834 col., Appendix: 1746 col., Index: 212 col. Woodcut printer's device on first title page. Initial letter at beginning of each section enclosed within a woodcut cartouche. With the xylographic Greek signature of Henri Estienne appearing for the first time (in vol. 2.). Some pages foxed.
Followed by: Glossaria duo, è situ vetustatis eruta: ad utriusque linguae cognitionem & lucpletationem perutilia. Item, de atticae linguae seu dialecti idiomatis ... 1812. In-f°, [4] lvs, 666 col., 247, [1] pp.
Followed by: Daniel SCOTT. Appendix ad Thesaurum Graecae Linguae ab Hen. Stephano constructum. London: J. Noon, 1745-46. 2 vols. in-f°, [4] lvs, 1264 col. + [2] lvs, 1312 col.
Together 7 volumes in full calf bindings, gilt spine with 6 raised edges, (the last 3 volumes with other stamps on the spines) with gilt supra libros on each vol. (chiffre [VB] entrelacé et couronné), sprinkled edges. Extremities slightly worn. Hinge of vol. 5 broken, hinges and corners of vol. 6 and 7 neatly repaired
Note:Provenance: Bibliotheek Mariënhage Eindhoven, Nijmegen. While a financial catastrophe, Henri Estienne's Greek dictionary is the bedrock of his reputation as one of the greatest classical scholars who ever lived. This is the first edition of Henri Estienne's monumental Greek dictionary, a work begun by his father and carried on by H. posthumously " . . . a high point in the annals of European scholarship . . . to this day the essential tool for the study of Greek" Ref. Adams S-1791 ; Printing and the Mind of Man 62 note ; Machiels S-575
Price:€1200 - €1800
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