Apparatus ad Linguam Graecam ordine novo ac facili digestus; in quo defectus aliorum quamplurimi supplentur…

  • (Greek) Thompson, George
  • Londini [London]: Typis Gul. Bowyer; Impensis autem Joh. Osborn, & Tho. Longman 1732
  • ESTC T148505.


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8vo, pp. [xvi], 279, [1] + 1 plate. Contemporary calf, boards bordered in blind, edges sprinkled red. A few leaves lightly toned, one or two rust-marks. Joints expertly repaired, boards lightly marked and corners a touch worn.


The sole edition of this Greek grammar by George Thompson (d. 1739), master of the grammar school at Tottenham High Cross. Thompson is reported to have had assistance from the classical scholar Samuel Patrick (1684-1748) and the antiquary John Ward (1678/9-1758), who had also produced a new edition of Lily's Latin grammar around the same time. Attractively printed by William Bowyer in an edition of 1500 copies, with an engraved plate of Greek manuscript ligatures, it is now scarce: ESTC locates just four copies in the UK plus two in Europe and three in North America.

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