Oxonii: E. Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1820. Ex-Library. Hardcover. Folio. (2), viii, 1792 columns, 490pp., 182 columns, 27pp. Rebacked retaining original leather boards with black-stamped ornamental ruling and leather spine laid down with gilt ruling and gilt lettering on red label of spine; reinforced with binder's tape. Marbled edges. Title page printed in red and black with steel engraving.
While on the staff of the printer Henri Estienne Johann Scapula 'secured' material from Etiennes' Greek Thesaurus, a work started buy his father and first published in 1572. Scalpula incorporated the material into his Greek Lexicon which was first published in 1580, the year Scalpula became a Professor for Greek and Moral at the Academy of Lausanne. The Greek words are not organized in strict alphabetical order but by word roots and language families.
The front free endpapers contain elaborate pencil notes and amateurish drawings of a chariot and a man's anatomy with Greek notations. A third page contains inked notes about various currencies and its value. Three free endpapers at rear also with elaborate pencil notes in Greek. Binding with some wear along edges, some scuffing and chipping, plates rubbed and with some scuffing. Library barcode on upper left corner of front cover and library sticker at tail of spine. Upper and lower edge with library stamp. Library exlibris on inside front cover. Light offsetting of inked notes to title page. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #43172