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2020-10-28 23:30:14
Ker, Johannis, M.D.
Selectarum de lingua latina observationum libri duo. Prior inscribitur latine loquendi norma, h. e. aurei latinitatis seculi locutio. Posterior, barbare, vitioseve loquendi consuetudinem investigat, patefacit, emendat : uterque, in usum juventutis, incorruptae latini sermonis integritatis studiosae, confectus
J. Robinson, J Lawrence [et al.], Londini, 1709. 2 parts in 1, 8vo, pp. [30] plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [16] plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; both title pages printed in red and black; full contemporary paneled calf, slightly later red morocco label on spine slightly chipped; in all, a good, sound copy, or better. With the early ownership signture of John Wordsworth, Trinity College, Cambridge. John Wordsworth (1805-1839) was the William Wordsworth's nephew. "Between 1830 and 1833 he resided in Cambridge, and contributed a notable review of James Scholefeld's Aeschylus to the first number of the Philological Museum. In 1833 he made a long visit, by way of France and Switzerland, to Italy, where he collated the Medicean manuscript of Aeschylus at Florence with a view to a new edition. Some of this work was used by John Conington in his edition of the Choëphoroe (1857). On returning to Cambridge he took up the duties of an assistant tutor at Trinity, giving lectures that were noted for their diligence and erudition" (DNB). Also with the 19th century engraved bookplate of St. Ninians Library. John Wordsworth's brother Charles was connected with the Cathedral of St Ninian, Perth. Charles settled down finally at Perth and was thus brought into close connection with the cathedral of St Ninian. So this book of John's likely descended to Charles who made the donation at St. Ninians.
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