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2405 | Rare Bibles, Books, & Manuscripts

Sun, Jan 14, 2024 12:00PM EST
Lot 236


Estimate: $350 - $400

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Year/Century: 19th century
Language: Latin
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Binding: Vellum
Description: David Ruthkenius Hemsterhusii's Tiberii Elogium Vita Davidis Ruhnkenius, Leyden/Amsterdam, 1824, D. WYTTENBACHIUSTwo sections in a single volume Absent connections Original Schiedam coat of arms encircled by a gold floral border and gilt corner fleurons in a vellum binding, adorned with an armorial schoolprize. Excellent inside, some vellum soiling 5 1/4 by 8 3/4 in size. Latin text Ruhnken's Elogium Tiberii Hemsterhusii, written in elegant, glittering Latin, is still regarded as a seminal work in the history of classical research. David Ruhnken (1723–98) gives a pious but truthful portrayal of his recently deceased master, colleague, and close friend, the Hellenist Tiberius Hemsterhuis (1685–1766), who was also a close friend. The eulogy does more than only paint a clear picture of Hemsterhuis' life, manners, and intellectual nature; it also outlines the qualities that one would expect from a truly exceptional Classics critic.


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