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Vossius, Gerhard Joann
Etymologicon linguae latinae
Elzevir, Amsterdam, 1662. First edition, folio, pp. [68], 606; title printed in red and black, woodcut device on title page, text primarily in double column; full contemporary calf; gilt spine with contemporary leather reinforcements at each end; joints cracked, covers rubbed, contemporary signature on front free endpaper, text clean and sound. Gerhard Vossius (1577-1649) was a life-long friend of Hugo Grotius, and at the University of Leiden devoted himself to philology and historical theology; later in life he was professor of Greek and Rhetoric. In 1632 he left Leiden to take the post of professor of history at the newly founded Athenaeum at Amsterdam, which he held until his death. The book was edited and seen through the press by his son, Isaac (1618-1689), himself a brillant scholar as well. Copinger 5028; Willems 1295; Vancil, p. 246; Zaunmuller 254. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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