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Polyhistor Literarius Philosophicus et Practicus, Danielis Georg Morhof, 1714


Polyhistor Literarius Philosophicus et Practicus. Maximam Partem Opus Posthumum. Accurate Revisum, Emendatum, ex Autoris Annotationibus... Morhofii Vitam et Scripta Partim Edita, Partim Inedita Atque Affecta, Polyhist. Item Historiam, et Eruditorum de Illus Judicia exhibet, Illustratum a Johanne Mollero. Editio Secunda, prior multo correctior. By Danielis Georg Morhof (Daniel Georg Morhof).

(Polyhistor Literary Philosopher and Practitioner. The Greatest Part of Posthumous Work. Accurately Revised, Amended, from the Author's Annotations... The Life and Writings of Morhof Partly Edited, Partly Unedited and Affected, Polyhist. Also presents the History, and Judgments of the Scholars concerning him, Illustrated by Johannes Mollerus. Second edition, with multiple corrections).

Morhof (1639-1691), was a German writer and scholar, and this work presents an encylopaedia-type exploration of philosophical and scientific learning at the time. He held University Chairs in both Poetry and History.

Published by Petri Böckmanni (Peter Böckmann), Lubecae (Lübeck), 1714. Second edition.

A good set of 2 rebacked full speckled calf leather volumes. Later spines with raised bands and red morocco labels with gilt. All soundly bound. Some wear and bumping to covers and spine labels with some cracking. Bookplate of William Adair Esq., to rear pastedowns. With previous owner's inscription to first endpapers. Both volumes have more recent blank endpapers.

Text is soundly bound. With age spotting and toning throughout, but clear and legible. With portrait frontispiece and title page also incorporating red ink. One professional tape repair to title page and following page - using near-invisible fixing. With red inkstamp 'I. Lawson' to titles. Red edges to text block.

An excellent edition to any book lover's library.

Vol I: Frontispiece Portrait + Title + 4pp + 1072pp.

Vol II: 604pp + Substantial unnumbered Index section.

Language: Latin.

Dimensions: Each volume approximately 217mm high x 187mm wide x 45-53mm deep.

Unpacked weight approximately 2.7kg (the set).