Latina grammatica, ex decreto illustr. DD. Hollandiae West-Frisiaeque Ordinum, in usum scholarum adornata; Multis quidem in locis Lud. Lithocomi verbis quibus scholae adsueverant, reservatis; sed erroribus quibus scatebat emendatis, inutilibus refectis, pluribus quae defierent suppletis, & omnibus meliori ordine dispositis; studio, atque opera Gerardi Joannis Vossii. Editio novissima, aliquot in locis castigatior prioribus, notis vero longe auctior. (Bound with:) Latina Syntaxis, in usum scholarum Hollandiae, & West-Frisiae, Superiorum auctoritate adornata; Passim quidem reservatis fere praeceptis, & exemplis Ludolffi Lithocomi; Sed plurimus repurgata ab erroribus, etiam superfluis omissis, additis necessariis, atque omnibus meliori ordine digestis, opera Gerardi Jo. Vossii, qui & uberes notas ad oram adjecit.
Amsterdam (Amsterodami), Apud Joannem Janssonium, 1650.
8vo. 2 volumes in 1: XII,176;178 (recte 177),(1 blank) p. Vellum 16 cm (Details:
5 thongs laced through the joints. First title printed in red & black. Volume two consists of two parts, each with its own title. Woodcut printer's mark on all three titles, depicting a farmer and a man with a Jacob's staff before his eye, between them a celestial sphere, above them Fama blowing two trumpets, motto: 'Vivitur ingenio', short for 'Vivitur ingenio, caetera mortis erunt', 'one lives on by the spirit, the rest shall belong to death') (Condition:
Vellum age-tanned, soiled and spotted. Both pastedowns detached. Stamp on front flyleaf. Lower margin very faintly waterstained and warped) (Note:
This Latin grammar was commissioned in 1625 by the Provincal Governments of Holland and West-Frisia (Staten van Holland) for the use in local Latin schools in the Western part of the Dutch Republic. It was produced by the Dutch classical scholar Gerardus Johannes Vossius, 1577-1649, according to Sandys the greatest polyhistor of his age. It is a masterpiece, and worthy the already impressive series of works he published. In 1622 Vossius was appointed professor of Eloquence (Latin) at Leyden, and in 1631 he accepted the professorship of History at Amsterdam. His Latin grammar remained the standard grammar on Dutch schools until the middle of the 19th century. §
In 1625 the 'Staten van Holland' decreed that the same set of rules should apply to all public schools in their provinces. The schools should have the same order of classes and lessons, the same schedule, authors and exercises. It was decided that uniform schoolbooks, grammars and sound texts were needed. (E.J. Kuiper, 'De Hollandse 'Schoolordre' van 1625', Groningen, 1958, p. 80) The 'Staten of Holland' wanted to improve education at the Latin-schools, which prepared for the University, for the standard of education and discipline had got worse because of the Eighty Years' War. The Latin grammar was first published in 1626, and found the next 2 centuries numerous new and revised editions. The first volume contains the latina etymologia
, the second the latina syntaxis
, the third the latina prosodia
On the frontpastedown in ink: 'Ex Bibliotheca Scholae Grypeswaldensis', on the recto of the detached pastedown the oval stamp: 'Lehrer-Bibliothek des Gymnasiums zu Greifswald'. Books of this school library were sold in the sixties and seventies of the 20th century by the Zentralantiquariat in Leipzig. §
On the front flyleaf a green stamp of 'Univ. Doz. Dr. Mag. F.F. Schwarz, Professor. A 8010 Graz, Panoramagasse 2A' with a handwritten date of acquisition '1975'. Franz Ferdinand Schwarz was from 1982 till 1996 professor of classical philology at the University of Graz, where he was born in 1934. He died in his hometown in 2001 after a long illness. (See his wikipedia lemma 'Franz Ferdinand Schwarz') (Collation:
*6, A-L8; a-k8, l10 (minus leaf l10, verso leaf l9 blank) (Photographs on request)
Book number: 120192 Euro 460.00
Keywords: (Oude Druk), (Rare Books), Grammatik, Latin linguistics, Prosodie, Schulbuch, Syntax, Vossius, antike altertum antiquity, grammar, lateinische Sprachwissenschaft, prosody, schoolbook, syntaxis