Item #53764 Demosthenis orationes. Edidit Immanuel Bekker. Demosthenes.
Demosthenis orationes. Edidit Immanuel Bekker

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Demosthenis orationes. Edidit Immanuel Bekker

Lipsiae: Ex Officina Bernhardi Tauchnitz, 1854-1855. Editio stereotypa, 3 volumes, 8vo, pp. xlii, 306; viii, 388; viii, 367, [1]; contemporary full vellum, morocco labels on spines, all edges red, with the supralibros of the Durham School embossed in gilt on the front cover of each volume; very good with moderate foxing throughout, and a few tiny spots to the covers; Greek text, Latin commentary. Includes the bookplate of Mandell Creighton in each volume, with a gift inscription on the front free endpaper of volume I reading: "Mandell Creighton, from Rev. Henry Holden D.D. Headmaster of Durham School. Prize for being 1st in the classical examination, January 1862." Mandell Creighton was a prolific historian and an Anglican Church official, serving as a vicar, a deacon, and a bishop at various times throughout his life. He studied at the Durham Grammar School from age 15 until he went on to study at Oxford. He reportedly was given the nickname "Homer" in primary school, as other students would ask for his help in their Greek translations. For several years he taught at Oxford, and traveled extensively to Italy to write on the History of the Papacy. His bookplate is a black and white illustration of him reading at his desk, "The History of the Papacy." Creighton was friends with several important intellectuals of the time, including Francis Parkman, Samuel Butler, and was held in high regard by Queen Victoria (Wikipedia, Mandell Creighton). Item #53764

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