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Title: Notae Graecorum, sive vocum et numerorum compendia, quae in aereis atque marmoreis graecorum tabulis observantur. Collegit, recensuit, explicavit easdemque tabulas opportune illustravit Eduardus Corsinus, Cl. Reg. Scholarum Piarum in Academia Pisana Philosophiae Professor. Accedunt dissertationes sex quibus marmora quaedam tum sacra tum profana exponuntur ac emendantur.
Description: Florence (Florentiae), e Typographio Imperiali, 1749. Folio. 2 parts in 1: XXXXVIII,92;132 p., 1 folding table. Vellum 38 cm 'On Greek abbreviations' (Ref: Brunet 2,309; Sandys 2,379; Graesse 2,227; Ebert 5315; Neue Pauly 13,282 & 15/3,1177) (Details: Title in red & black. Big engraved title vignet, it depicts 2 seated angels, one of whom points at the radiant symbol of 'Maria Theou', 'Maria the Mother of God' in the background; between them on a pedestal an inscription: 'IN SPIRITU SCIENTIAE ET PIETATIS'; this vignet is an engraving of the Italian painter and etcher Giuseppe Zocchi, 1711-1767. (He is best known for his series of views of Florence) 6 engraved or woodcut head pieces. 6 big engraved initials. Folding table showing a Greek inscription. Several woodcut tail pieces) (Condition: Vellum worn, soiled & slightly wrinkled. Corners bumped. Head & tail of the spine chafed. Some damage to the vellum on the outer edges. A few nearly invisible wormholes in the vellum of the upper and lower board. Small paper repair in the upper margin of the front pastedown) (Note: Odoardo Corsini (Eduardus Corsinus), Italian historian, mathematician, philosopher & epigrapher, 1702-1763. He published important works on chronology and epigraphy. His 'Fasti Attici', published in 1744-56, laid the foundation for the chronology of the Attic Archontes; he also studied problems connected with the chronology of the Panhellenic Games. In 1749 he published this great work on Greek abbreviations for words and numerals; after the prolegomena of 48 p. follow the lemmata with abbreviations in alphabetical order. The second part consists of six dissertations with commentaries and text editions of already published and not yet published inscriptions, together forming an ample 'Appendix ad notas graecorum in qua graeca quaedam marmora partim edita partim inedita proferuntur, ac variis dissertationibus illustrantur') (Provenance: Lithographed bookplate on the verso of the front flyleaf: 'Ex libris Nino Vassura'; it depicts an open book bearing the name of the owner; in the background a colonnade and arches. It was made in 1913 by the Italian artist Giuseppe Ugonia, 1881-1944, who worked in the town of Brisighella and surroundings. A specimen at the National Cabinet of Prints in Rome) (Collation: - 64, A - K4 L2 M4; a - p4 q6) (Photographs on request)

Keywords: (Oude Druk) (Rare Books) Epigraphik Greek linguistics Griechische Inschriften Italian imprint epigraphy inscriptions Inschriften

Price: EUR 800.00 = appr. US$ 869.48 Seller: Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta
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