Scapula, Lexicon Græco-Latinum; ex probatis auctoribus locupletatum, cum indicib…

Scapula, Lexicon Græco-Latinum; ex probatis auctoribus locupletatum, cum indicib

Scapula, Johannes Meurs / [Ioannes Meursius / Johannes van Meurs]. Lexicon Græco-Latinum; ex probatis auctoribus locupletatum, cum indicibus, et Graeco et Latino, auctis et correctis; additum auctarium dialectorum, intabulas compendiose dedactarum: accedunt lexicon etymologicum, cum thematibus investigatu difficilioribus et anomalis. Et Joannis Meursii Glossarium contractum, hactenus desideratum; vocabula ex appendice Askeviana, secundum literarum seriem inseruntur. Editio Nova, In Qua, Nunc Primum. Two Volumes in One (complete !). Glasguae (Glasgow), Andreas & Jacobus Duncan, 1816. Quarto (23.5 cm x 28 cm). VIII, 1966, 1018 pages plus 221 pages “Index Graecus”, plus 241 pages Index Latinus, plus 472 pages “Jacob Zuingeri – Graecarum Dialectarum Hypotyposis”. Hardcover / Stunning full leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Unusually excellent condition of this massive binding !! Some minor signs of wear to the very good and firm binding only. Upper and lower spine with some very minor damages. Some pages with some rather unimportant spotting and staining, some of the last few pages with some doogears only. Rare in this firm condition ! From the library of Daniel Conner, with his armorial bookplate / exlibris to pastedown with the Motto “Meen Sucker Reague”. Heavy book, will need some extra shipping costs depending on destination !

Johannes Meursius (van Meurs) (February 9, 1579, Loosduinen, near the Hague – September 20, 1639, Sorø), was a Dutch classical scholar and antiquary.
He was extremely precocious, and at the age of sixteen produced a commentary on the Cassandra of Lycophron. For ten years he was the tutor to the children of Johan van Oldenbarneveld, accompanying the family on Oldenbarnevelt’s diplomatic missions to many of the courts of Europe. While on such a trip, in 1608 he obtained a doctorate of Law in Orleans. In 1610 he was appointed professor of Greek and history at Leiden, and in the following year historiographer to the States-General of the Netherlands. After Oldenbarnevelt’s execution in 1619, though he had attempted to remain neutral in religious affairs, Meursius was seen as leaning toward Arminianism, or Remonstrant beliefs by reason of his service to the Oldenbarnevelt children, and his position at Leiden was challenged. In consequence of this he welcomed the offer (1625) of Christian IV of Denmark to become professor of history and politics at Soro, in Zealand, combined with the office of historiographer royal, in which role he produced a Latin history of Denmark (1630–38), Historia Danica. Meursius was the author of classical editions and treatises, many of which are printed in J.F. Gronovius’s Thesaurus antiquitatum graecarum. Their lack of arrangement detracts from their value, but they are a storehouse of information, and Meursius does not deserve the epithets of “pedant” and “ignoramus” which Joseph Justus Scaliger applied to him. Meursius also wrote about the troubles in the Netherlands. Meursius also authored the Glossarium graeco-barbarum, one of the first dictionaries of Modern Greek. (Wikipedia)

Selected works

1612: Res Belgicae, Lugduni Batavorum
1614: Glossarium graecobarbarum, Lugduni Batavorum
1617: Lectiones Atticae, Lugduni Batavorum
1625: Athenae Batavae, Lugduni Batavorum
1630: Historia Danica, Hafniae
1684: Theseus; sive de ejus vita rebusque gestis liber postumus. Accedunt ejusdem Paralipomena de pagis Atticis, et excerpta ex … Jacobi Sponii Itinerario de iisdem pagis. Ultrajecti: apud Franciscum Halma (On J. F. Gronovius’s Thesaurus antiquitatum graecarum)

  • Category: Varia
  • Language: English
  • Inventory Number: 110215AB

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Scapula, Lexicon Græco-Latinum; ex probatis auctoribus locupletatum, cum indicibus, et Graeco et Latino
Scapula, Lexicon Græco-Latinum; ex probatis auctoribus locupletatum, cum indicibus, et Graeco et Latino