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Epitome Graecae palaeographiae et de recta Graeci sermonis pronunciatione dissertatio. Rome, Jo. Marie Salvioni,

PLACENTINIO Dionisio Gregorio (1735.)

£750.00 

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Engraved vignette on title-page, title in red and black, engraved initial, two large folding plates of intials and alphabets, one full-page engraving and numerous examples of scripts in the text. 4to. xvi, 152pp. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine in compartments (head of spine restored).

First edition of this abridgement of Bernard de Montfaucon's highly influential Palaeographia Greca (1708) with the addition of the editor Placentinio's discussion of Greek pronounciation. Various Greek alphabets and samples of script are reproduced throughout the text as well as a fine folding plate of decorated initials. An interesting appendix surveys extant Greek manuscripts found in European and Oriental libraries.Armorial bookplate of the Right Hon. Charles Bathurst, Sydney Park.

Stock Code: 42148