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Onomasticum Graece & Latine. Post egregiam illam Wolfgangi Seberi editionem denuo immane quantum emendatum, suppletum, & illustratum, ut docebunt praefationes. Praeter W. Seberi notas olim editas; accedit commentarius doctissimus Gothofredi Jungemanni, nunc tandem a tenebris vindicatus. Itemque alius Joachimi Kühnii, subsidio codicis MS. Antwerpiensis; variantium lectionum Isaaci Vossii; annotatorum Cl. Salmasii & H. Valesii, &c. concinnatus. Omnia contulerunt ac in ordinem redegerunt, varias praeterea lectiones easque insignes codicis Falckenburgiani, tum & suas notas adjecerunt, editionemque curaverunt, septem quidem prioribus libris J. Henricus Lederlinus, et post eum reliquis Tiberius Hemsterhuis, cum indicibus novis, iisque locupletissimis.
Amstelaedami, Ex officina Wetsteniana, 1706.. Folio. 2 parts in 1: (8),48,1388,(16),178,(10) p., frontispiece, 3 engraved plates. Vellum. 31 cm (Ref: Hoffmann 3,262; Brunet 4,786: 'Edition la plus belle et peut-etre encore la meilleure que l'on ait de ce lexique'; Ebert 17566: 'Bis jetzt beste Ausgabe'; Spoelder Utrecht 6)) (Details: Prize copy: back gilt, covers gilt, with the coat of arms of Utrecht within ornamental borders; frontispiece by L. Mulder; bound before this frontispiece is a full-page engraving of a triumphal arch, the coat of arms of Amsterdam, and its pride, the Cityhall on the dam-square; title in red & black; after p. 1026 there are bound 2 engraved plates showing coins, in other copies these 2 plates can be found as one fold-out plate) (Condition: Vellum slightly soiled and spotted; the prize is gone, the 4 ties also gone; inner margins of the frontispiece and the 'Amsterdam-plate' have been restored) (Note: The Greek lexicographer Pollux, 2nd century AD, left us a Onomasticon not only for the use of correct Attic. This lexicon/encyclopaedia offers also 'Realia', and is a repertorium of 'loci classici' and a source of numerous 'variae lectiones'. (NP 6,51/52, s.v. Iulius IV,17). 'The honour of reviving the study of Greek in the Netherlands belongs to Tiberius Hemsterhuis (1685-1766)'. (Sandys 2,447). At the age of 21 he accomplished the task of completing an edition of Pollux, a project that was abandoned by J.H. Lederlin. In 1717 he was promoted to a professorship of Greek at the university of Franeker, which was the start of the 'Schola Hemsterhusiana'. His best known pupil there was L.C. Valckenaer. In 1740 he left for Leyden 'where, for a quarter of a century he kept the flag of Greek flying in the foremost of the Dutch universities'. His most famous student in Leyden was D. Ruhnken, who wrote in 1768 a 'Elogium' on him which 'is one of the Classics in the history of scholarship'. (Sandys 2,451) The 'Schola Hemsterhusiana' is famous for the publishing of many works of ancient lexicographers. Hemsterhuis advised his students to use especially ancient lexica. These works could be of great use for the understanding of textual problems and the amending of texts of classical authors, and they were of great help to gain a profound knowledge of the Greek language and its vocabulary. (J.G. Gerretzen, Schola Hemsterhusiana, 1940, p. 100/1) (Provenance: Name on front flyleaf 'J. Berlage', Dutch schoolteacher at the Gymnasium of Gorichem at the beginning of the 20th century. He made there a deep impression on the young Alexander Sizoo, later professor at the Free University of Amsterdam. 'Berlage was vooral de aestheticus, die zijn leerlingen ook in aanraking bracht met de klassieke beeldhouwkunst'. (Jaarboek van de Nederlandse Maatschappij der letterkunde, 1962, p. 155; Berlage wrote a dissertation 'Commentatio de Euripide philosopho', Leiden, 1888) (Collation: a6, b-e4, f6; A-4Q4 4R2 4S-8O4, a-y4 z6) Photographs on request..
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