Grammatica Busbeiana, Auctior & Emendatior: i.e. Rudimentum Grammaticae Graeco-Latinae Metricum in Usum Scholae Regiae Westmonasteriensis. Richard BUSBY.

Grammatica Busbeiana, Auctior & Emendatior: i.e. Rudimentum Grammaticae Graeco-Latinae Metricum in Usum Scholae Regiae Westmonasteriensis

[London]: J. Bettenham for B. Barker, 1732. Octavo (20cm). In contemporary sprinkled calf, with double gilt rule around outer perimeter of boards, titled in gold on leather spine label; plain endpapers; [ii], 222p. Title page printed in red and black. A sturdy copy, complete and internally fresh; rubbed at edges, front joint cracked through but holding, loss at upper spine, but overall: Good or better.

A textbook on the principles of Greek and Latin grammar and meter, as used as Westminster School. Richard Busby, head of Westminster from 1638 to 1695, educated generations of significant figures in English politics and cultural history (ODNB). His treatises on classical grammar were used for centuries: editions of this Grammatica appear repeatedly in OCLC from 1696 to 1821. Nevertheless, this title, and this 1732 edition, are uncommon in the trade. Of this edition, only 13 copies are recorded in ESTC and 8 in OCLC. ESTC N3515.

Price: $200.00

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