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    An Important Greek Grammar Published by Aldus Manutius

    Constantino [Constantine] Lascaris. De Octo Partibus Orationis... de Constructione. [Text in Greek and Latin]. Venice: Aldus Manuzio [Aldine], October, 1512. Third Aldine edition. Quarto. Œ7 (of 8), a8, b10, B8, B8, c8, d10, ¶8, e8, e8, f10, Ä8, g10, n8, ¿8, h8, i10, ö8, x8, k8, l10, l8, µ8, m8, n6, v4, x10, x8, ¿8, y8, z10, ½8, &4, p4, 2a-2b8, (2c)4. 293 (of 294) unnumbered leaves. Greek and Roman types, with the Greek and Latin sheets interleaved. Rebacked with vellum over vellum, text in gilt to spine, some chipping to covers, front hinge started. Lacks initial title page (Œ1), supplied in fine facsimile on old paper, but there is a title heading on first text leaf. Few small worming holes to outer margin, only a few letters affected overall. Few old ink note to outer margins. First few leaves with small stain to very edge of outer margin, no affect. Few leaves with slight chipping at head and few light damp stains to top outer margin of some leaves. Small repair to a1 inner hinge corner, no affect. Bookplate of bookseller and author "Leonis (Leo) S. Olschki" inside of front cover. Large, bold Hebrew alphabet letters at end of book. Overall, a good copy of this scarce title. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Letters from Aldus the Elder, Grammatica Graeca I, Erotemata, de octo partibus orationis I, Grammatica Graeca II, de constructione, Grammatica Graeca III, de promine, de subscriptis vocalibus, de dialectis, Greek register, Latin register, Apostles Creed, John 1:1-14, two poems on Phocylides, the introduction perbrevis ad Hebraicam linguam, and more.

    "Constantine Lascaris of Constantinople (d.1501) was both a teacher and a copyist of manuscripts, thus covering with his activity both stages of literary teaching in Byzantium: the theoretical study of grammar sometime after 1458 for his pupil Ippolita Sforza, the daughter of Duke Francesco Sforza of Milan. As in Donatus' Ars, a first book, a manual on the eight parts of speech, introduced a more extensive treatment of Greek grammar, which also included some notions on syntax. Published in Milan in 1476 by Dionysius Paravisinus, Lascaris' grammar was the first book printed entirely in Greek. A Latin translation by Giovannu Crastone was printed alongside the Greek text in the edition of 1480. The Greek and Latin texts circulated together under the title Compendium octo orationis partium. Lascaris used the enunciative style for definitions and the erotematic form to introduce paradigms. His methodology, based on progressive language learning, was considered so effective by Renaissance and post-Renaissance teachers that, over the course of time, Lascaris grammar supplanted Chrysolora's Erotemta as the favorite textbook for learning Greek... In the later Aldine editions (Venice 1495, 1502 and 1512), a progressively larger amount of material was added to the grammar." (Donati Graeci, by Federica Ciccolella, 2008, page 122).

    Renouard 58. Kallendorf 95. Ahmanson-Murphy 105. STC Italian II: 226. Adams L228. BMSTC Italian 370. Brunet III: 857. EDIT16 36173. USTC 837409.

    Lascaris, Constantino (Constantine). De Octo Partibus Orationis...de Constructione.(In Greek and Latin). Venice: Aldus Manuzio (Aldine), October, 1512. 4to. Œ7 (of 8), a8, b10, B8, B8, c8, d10, ¶8, e8, e8, f10, Ä8, g10, n8, ¿8, h8, i10, ö8, x8, k8, l10, l8, µ8, m8, n6, v4, x10, x8, ¿8, y8, z10, ½8, &4, p4, 2a-2b8, (2c)4. . 293 (of 294) unnumbered leaves. Lacks title page, supplied in fine facsimile on old paper. Rebacked with vellum over vellum, text in gilt to spine, some chipping to covers, front hinge started. Lacks initial title page (Œ1), supplied in fine facsimile on old paper, but there is a title heading on first text leaf. Few small worming holes to outer margin, only a few letters affected overall. Few old ink note to outer margins. First few leaves with small stain to very edge of outer margin, no affect. Few leaves with slight chipping at head and few light damp stains to top outer margin of some leaves. Small repair to a1 inner hinge corner, no affect. Bookplate of ÒLeonis (Leo) S. OlschkiÓ (Bookseller, author 1861-1940) inside of front cover. Greek and Roman types, with the Greek and Latin sheets interleaved.
    Book contains:
    Letters from Aldus the Elder, Grammatica Graeca I (= Erotemata = de octo partibus orationis I), Grammatica Graeca II (= de constructione_, Grammatica Graeca III, de promine, de subscriptis vocalibus, de dialectis, Greek register, Latin register, Apostles Creed, John 1:1-14, two poems on Phocylides, the introductio perbrevis ad Hebraicam linguam, and more. Aldine anchor device on &4. Large, bold Hebrew alphabet letters at end of book. Scarce. ÒConstantine Lascaris of Constantinople (d.1501) was both a teacher and a copyist of manuscripts, thus covering with his activity both stages of literary teaching in Byzantium: the theoretical study of grammar some time after 1458 for his pupil Ippolita Sforza, the daughter of Duke Francesco Sforza of Milan. As in DonatusÕ Ars, a first book, a manual on the eight parts of speech, introduced a more extensive treatment of Greek grammar, which also included some notions on syntax. Published in Milan in 1476 by Dionysius Paravisinus, LascarisÕ grammar was the first book printed entirely in Greek. A Latin translation by Giovannu Crastone was printed alongside the Greek text in the edition of 1480. The Greek and Latin texts circulated together under the title ÒCompendium octo orationis partium.Ó Lascaris used the enunciative style for definitions and the erotematic form to introduce paradigms. His methodology, based on progressive language learning, was considered so effective by Renaissance and post-Renaissance teachers that, over the course of time, Lascaris grammar supplanted ChrysoloraÕs ÒErotemtaÓ as the favorite textbook for learning Greek... In the later Aldine editions (Venice 1495, 1502 and 1512), a progressively larger amount of material was added to the grammar.Ó - [Donati Graeci, by Federica Ciccolella, 2008, p.122.]


    Renouard 58. Kallendorf 95. Ahmanson-Murphy 105. STC Italian II: 226. Adams L228. BMSTC Italian 370. Brunet III: 857. EDIT16 36173. USTC 837409. Classics. Greek. Latin. Grammar. Erotemata. Aldine. Aldus. Hebrew. Religion. Philosophy. Occult.



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