VIGER, François

VIGER, François. De praecipuis Graecae dictionis idiotissimis.

London, Excudebat J. Dawsonus impensis Guilielmi Addertoni, apud quem vaeneunt ad insigne trium deauratorum Falconum in vico vulgò-vocato Duck-Lane, 1647.

£ 400

12mo. A-T12V6*4, [8], 408, [60] p.. Italic, Greek, and Roman letter. Head-pieces, decorated initials, wide page margins. Early ms ex-libris annotation by an Oxford student named Thomas Pitfeild on second front flyleaf. Imprimatur on verso of last leaf: ‘Io. Langley. Septemb. 19. 1646.’ In contemporary English calf with minimal blind tooled rules across plate edges and framing along spine, small rhombus decorations at corners. Slightly worn at joints. Good condition. A clean copy.


Eleventh pocket edition of this popular treatise by the French Jesuit François Viger (ca. 1590–1647), a Hellenist and Latin scholar and philologist from Rouen, first published in Paris in 1632. According to  the Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714 Thomas Pitfeild entered Hart Hall (Aula Cervina, now Hartford College) in 1656 – the year noted in the inscription – and completed his B.A. three years later.


ESTC R220750; Wing (2nd ed.), V375A