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Published by excudebat Henr. Stephanus, [Geneva], 1573
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First edition, folio, 2 parts in 1, as issued; pp. [8], 664 columns; [8], 13-247; printer's woodcut device on title; generally a very good, sound and useable copy in 17th century calf, neatly rebacked, red morocco label (slightly chipped) on spine. Estienne's critical edition of two manuscript glossaries (ca. 2nd-3rd century A.D.) discovered by him, the first Latin-Greek, the second Greek-Latin. The former "is among the best glossaries we have, full of rare, ancient learning." The two glossaries are followed by Estienne's treatise on Greek dialectology in the form of a commentary on Johannes Gramaticus's and Corinthus's De dialectis, followed by large appendix in which Estienne ranges over a number of subjects not covered by them. This volume grew out of Estienne's research during his compilation of the Thesaurus linguae gracae, and hence is sometimes regarded as a supplement to the same. But actually "this important work . is, in fact, an independent work" (Schreiber). "By far the greatest achievement of Henri Estienne was his truly monumental Thesaurus Graecae Linguae, which had been initiated by Robert Esteinne; the publication of this pioneer work marked the great event of Henri Estienne's career, as well as a highpoint in the annals of European scholarship. The Thesaurus has not yet been replaced, remaining to this day one of the essential instruments for the study of Greek" (Schreiber, p. 128). "Even more than with [Robert Estienne's] Thesaurus Latinus, there has to this day been no substitute for the Thesaurus Graecus" (see Printing & the Mind of Man, no. 62). Schreiber, no. 182; Renouard 135ff.; Adams S-1769. Bookseller Inventory # 29156

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Title: Glossaria duo, č situ vetustatis eruta: ad ...

Publisher: excudebat Henr. Stephanus, [Geneva]

Publication Date: 1573

Edition: 1st Edition

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