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Sylberg, Friedrich
ΕΤΥΜΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΝ ΤΟ ΜΕΓΑ... ETYMOLOGICON MAGNUM, SEU MAGNUM GRAMMATICAE PENU. [HEIDELBERG]: HIERONYMUS COMMELIN, 1596
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1,5002,000
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Sylberg, Friedrich
ΕΤΥΜΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΝ ΤΟ ΜΕΓΑ... ETYMOLOGICON MAGNUM, SEU MAGNUM GRAMMATICAE PENU. [HEIDELBERG]: HIERONYMUS COMMELIN, 1596
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Sylberg, Friedrich
ΕΤΥΜΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΝ ΤΟ ΜΕΓΑ... ETYMOLOGICON MAGNUM, SEU MAGNUM GRAMMATICAE PENU. [HEIDELBERG]: HIERONYMUS COMMELIN, 1596
folio (355 x 220mm.), woodcut printer's device on title-page, contemporary calf with gilt stamped centrepiece (a Heidelberg binding?), occasional light browning or staining, some small stains, small hole in gutter of E4, binding rebacked and repaired at edges
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Provenance

Frontonus, name on title-page, probably the Jesuit Fronton du Duc (1558-1624), a Greek scholar who taught at Pont-à-Mousson; Jesuits of Pont-à-Mousson, inscription on title-page (crossed through); Jesuit college of Paris, inscription at head of title-page; Mure of Caldwell, bookplate (probably William Mure, 1799-1860, scholar and politician); Dominican Fathers, Edinburgh, ink stamp on title-page

Literature

VD16 S10347

Catalogue Note

Presentation copy from the printer to Frontonus, inscribed on the title-page (in a fine humanist hand) "R.V.D. Frontoni Typographus, D[onum].D[edit]." Some copies have a list of authorities cited on the verso of the title-page, not here present (nor does it appear in the Berlin copy).

Sylburg learned Greek in Paris under Henri Estienne and was a corrector and editor of Greek texts in Frankfurt before becoming librarian to the Elector Palatine in Heidelberg in 1591. He died in 1596. The text for this Etymologicon was based on that of Marcus Musurus, originally printed in Venice by Kallierges in 1499, and it retains Musurus' preface as well as Federico Torresani's later one from 1549 (UCLA 1036).

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