Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1864. Hardcover. 8vo. vi, 550pp. 3/4 black leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Essays on classical philology and literaure written by renowned 19th century German philologist and antiquarian (see below). Front board loose but present, with spine starting to detach but still attached. Minor age wear to binding. Owner's signature to free front endpaper. Minor browning to inside. Text in German with Latin and Greek. Binding in poor, inside in good condition. fair. Item #19780
On the author (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition):
Preller, Ludwig (1809–1861), German philologist and antiquarian, born in Hamburg. After having studied in Leipzig, Berlin and Gottingen, in 1838 he was appointed to the professorship of philology at the University of Tartu, Estonia, from which he resigned in 1843. He then spent some time in Italy and settled in Jena in 1844, where he became professor in 1846. In the same year he moved as head librarian to Weimar, where he died.