ANTÔNINOU LIBERALIS METAMORPHÔSEÔN SUNAGÔGÊ. Antonini Liberalis transformationum congeries, interprete Guilielmo Xylandro. Cum Thomae Munckeri notis, quibus suas adjecit Henricus Verheyk.
Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Apud Sam. et Joan. Luchtmans, 1774.
8vo. XXXII,304,(19) p. Vellum 21 cm (Ref:
STCN ppn 238037584; Hoffmann 193: 'Am Ende befindet sich ein bedeutender Excurs: De dialectis in Antonino Liberal. obviis'; Ebert 752; Graesse 1,154; Brunet 1,330: 'cette édition était la meilleure avant celle de 1832'; Spoelder, p. 545: Dordrecht 2) (Details:
Prize copy, including the printed prize. 5 thongs laced through the joints. Backstrip panelled in gilt with repeated floral motives. Brown morocco shield in the second 'compartment'. Boards with gilt borders and cornerpieces. Gilt coat of arms of Dordrecht in the centre of the boards. Woodcut printer's mark on title: 'Tuta sub Aegide Pallas'. Paper of excellent quality. Greek text with facing Latin translation, notes on the lower half of the pages) (Condition:
Vellum slightly soiled. Bookplate on the front pastedown. All four ties gone) (Note:
Antoninus Liberalis was an ancient Greek grammarian/mythographer, probably of Antonine times (AD 100 and 200). His only surviving work, the 'Metamorphoseon synagoge', (collection of metamorphoses) survives in a single manuscript of the later ninth century, now in the Palatine Library in Heidelberg; it contains 41 briefly summarised tales about mythical metamorphoses effected by offended deities, unique in that they are couched in prose, not verse. Many of the transformations in this compilation are found nowhere else, and some may simply be inventions of Antoninus. The manner of the narrative is a laconic and conversational prose. (Source Wikipedia). §
The German philologist Wilhelm Xylander (Holzmann), 1532-1576, was professor of Greek at Heidelberg. He published the 'editio princeps' of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (1558), and of Antoninus Liberalis in 1568. 'He made good use of the MSS accessible to him, and also gave proof of a singular acumen in the emendation of texts'. (Sandys 2,270). §
The Dutch schoolmaster Thomas Muncker, or Munckerus, who was Rector of the Schola Latina of Delft from 1667 till 1680, produced an edition with his notes in 1676. Saxe called him 'cathedra Academica dignissimus' (Van der Aa, 12/2, 1148). He is best known for his edition of the 'Mythographi Latini', Amst. 1681. §
Johan Hendrik Verheyk, (Verheijk), Dutch schoolmaster, 1725-1784. He was Rector in Amsterdam. (Eckstein 589). He also produced a nice edition of Eutropius in 1762) (Provenance:
The prize is for Engelbert Olivier, dated winter 1817, and signed by the Rector G. Fenema and the school officials of Dordrecht. In the 'Algemeen Handelsblad' of 11 May 1838 we found a short notice of the appointment by His Majesty the King to the post of Burgomaster of 'Everdingen, Zijderveld en Tienhoven' of one Engelbertus Olivier Azn. This was no success, two years later, in 1840, he was sacked, and sued for the unlawful demolishing in august 1839 of 4 habitated houses in his municipality. (See notice in 'Arnhemsche Courant' of 11-2-1840) §
Name in ink on the front flyleaf: 'Margadant, 1914'. This might be Steven Willem Floris Margadant, who wrote a dissertation 'De psychologie van het Grieksche werkwoord. Beschouwing over oorsprong en betekenis der vervoeging', The Hague, 1929) (Collation:
*-2*8, A-V8, X2) (Photographs on request)
Book number: 130006 Euro 240.00
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