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Hickes (George) Linguarum Vett. Septentrionalium

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Hickes (George) Linguarum Vett. Septentrionalium Thesaurus Grammatico-Criticus et Archaeologicus, 2 vol., first edition, mixed set, vol.1 with engraved portrait by R.White, 2 titles with engraved vignette, engraved dedication, head-pieces, 27 plates (2 folding), and several illustrations, some full-page, cropped with a few plates slightly shaved, one folding plate torn and frayed at lower edge (repaired), 3B1 & 2 with repaired tear to lower margin, some foxing and browning, vol.1 water-stained, damp-staining to a few leaves at end of vol.2, vol.1 modern calf, vol.2 contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, spines gilt (not quite uniform), vol.1 a little smaller, [Alston III.10], folio, Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre, 1705.

⁂ Monumental thesaurus of Northern literature. It is essentially two separate volumes: vol.1 consists of 5 parts covering the grammar of various Gothic languages and dialects, the use of Northern languages and a treatise on Anglo-Saxon coins by Andrew Fountaine, each part having a separate title with engraved vignette (most dated 1703), pagination and register. Vol.2 is titled Antiquæ literaturæ septentionalis liber alter and contains a list of known Anglo-Saxon manuscripts including those in the Cottonian Library, many of which were destroyed in the fire of 1731.

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Hickes (George) Linguarum Vett. Septentrionalium

Estimate £150 - £200Jun 28, 2018
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature