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Thesaurus Eruditionis Scholasticae: sive Supellex instructissima Dictionum, Verborum, Phrasium, Adagiorum, Sententiarum, Exemplorum, Rerumq; variorum, qvae docentibus juxta, atq; discentibus ad intelligendos tam prorsae . . . Jam Olim post Aliorum Operas per Augustum Buchnerum . . . suppletus, et locupletatus.

FABER, Basil [Basilius].

Published by Sumptibus Johannis Fritzschii, 1680., Lipsae & Francofurti,, 1680
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Folio in 6s. [xvi] pp., 1479; 2036 double-columns, [5], [2 blank], [80] pp. Large copperplate engraved frontispiece by Christian Romstet (1640-1721), index. Title with the ownership signature of L.L. Hinsch. Original full blind-stamped vellum; joints repaired, recent front endleaves. Very good copy. Early edition of this massive lexicon, first published in 1571, which is Faber's best known work. It contains an exhaustive array of citations given in Latin with some German references. In this regard it followed the innovation of Estienne who introduced vernacular French to his Latin lexicon in 1531. There are several editions issued through the mid-eighteenth century. After Faber's "death the present work was augmented and improved by Buchner, Thomasius, Christopher Cellarius, and the elder and younger Graevius." [Hook]. This is one of a series of principal Latin dictionaries produced in the sixteenth century "that gave new impulse to the zeal for the study of the ancient classic writings which marks so strikingly the literary activity of this century." The Swiss scholar John Fries [Frisius], "compiled a Latin-German dictionary [Turin, 1541], which was so favorably received that he was led to prepare and publish a new and enlarged one at Zurich, 1556, folio, of which numerous editions followed. The Thesaurus Eruditionis Scholasticae of Basil Faber, designed to aid composers in imitating classic authors, was a work of originality and extensive and exact learning which still make it worthy of attention, but was inadequate as a dictionary." [Methodist quarterly review]. Basil Faber (1520â"1576), "an eminent Lutheran divine" schoolmaster and theologian, was born at Zary [Sorau, Lower Lusatia] in 1520. In 1538 he entered the University of Wittenberg, studying as pauper gratis under Philipp Melanchthon. Choosing the schoolmaster's profession, he became successively rector of the schools at Nordhausen, Tennstadt (1555), Magdeburg (1557) and Quedlinburg (1560). From this last post he was removed in December 1570 as a crypto-Calvinist. In 1571 he was appointed to the Rathsgymnasium at Erfurt, not as rector, but as director. In this situation he remained till his death in 1575 or 1576. His translation of the first twenty-five chapters of Luther's commentary on Genesis was published in 1557; in other ways he promoted the spread of Lutheran views. He was a contributor to the first four of the Magdeburg Centuries. He also is the author of Libellus de disciplina scholastica (1572). [Wikipedia]. See: The Athenaeum: a journal of literature, science, the fine arts, music, and . By James Silk Buckingham (et.al.), London, July to Dec., 1879, p.722; Hook, Walter Farquhar, An ecclesiastical biography, containing the lives of ancient fathers and Modern Divines ., London, 1849, vol. 5, p. 48; The Methodist quarterly review, edited by D.D. Whedon, volume 40, New York, Jan. 1880, page 540-42. Bookseller Inventory # LV1777

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Title: Thesaurus Eruditionis Scholasticae: sive ...

Publisher: Sumptibus Johannis Fritzschii, 1680., Lipsae & Francofurti,

Publication Date: 1680

Binding: Soft cover

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