Item #44738 BIBLIOTHECA CLASSICA; or, A Classical Dictionary, Containing A Full Account of all the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors.; To Which are Subjoined, Tables of Coins, Weights, and Measures, In Use among the Greeks and Romans. John Lempriere, c. 1765 - 1824.
BIBLIOTHECA CLASSICA; or, A Classical Dictionary, Containing A Full Account of all the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors.; To Which are Subjoined, Tables of Coins, Weights, and Measures, In Use among the Greeks and Romans.

BIBLIOTHECA CLASSICA; or, A Classical Dictionary, Containing A Full Account of all the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors.; To Which are Subjoined, Tables of Coins, Weights, and Measures, In Use among the Greeks and Romans.

Reading: Printed for T. Cadell, 1788. 1st Edition (PMM 236). Unpaginated. 8vo. Period full brown calf with gilt stamped maroon title label to spine. General extremity wear to binding, with front board held by cords & chips to leather at head and tail of spine. Ffep detached. Period bookplate of Henry Holdsworth. Age-toning to paper. About Very Good. Item #44738

"... the first of a new kind of manual: the rendering of a body of knowledge not easily accessible in any other form into a series of alphabetical articles for the use of those who lack the time or the learning to seek out the sources. ... it [this work] has one quite imperishable claim to fame. Keats owned a copy, and it was the source of much of his knowledge of Latin and Greek mythology; one can sometimes even see the genesis of his lines in Lempriere's humble but lively prose." [PMM].

Price: $750.00

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