Sumtibus Guil. Hennings. / Sumptibus Fridericae Hennings (Londini apud Black et Armstrong).


Gothae et Erfordiae [Gotha / Erfurt], Gothae


1828, 1841


Recensuit et commentariis scholarum instruxit. m. frideric. august. bornemann, profess. afran. iii. (bibliotheca graeca. vol. vii. vol. viii). vol. i continens cyropaediam. vol. ii continens de socrate commentarios. ed. raphael k?hner.

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TWO VOLUMES BOUND AS ONE. 8vo. 5 x 8 inches. Vol. I, lxviii + 626 pp.; Vol. II, iv + 519 + [1] pp. Main text in Greek. Notes in Latin, in double columns. Bound in contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, by Spottiswoode and Co. Ltd.; spine in compartment with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting morocco title label, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Early stamp on recto of series page. Armourial bookplate of Edward Compton Austen Leigh. Two works of the Athenian born historian, philosopher and soldier, Xenophon (c.430-354 BC). The first is Cyropaedia, a fictional version of the upbringing of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Persian Empire, in which the author outlines his political and moral philosophy. Xenophon himself led the Ten Thousand Greek mercenaries in campaigns to support Cyrus the Younger in his claim to the Persian throne. Xenophon was a student and follower of Socrates and the second volume presents his Commentaries on Socrates. Friedrich August Bornemann (1788-1848) was a German philologist, schoolteacher, specialising in the study of Xenophon and the Greek New Testament. Raphael K?hner (1802-78) was a German classical scholar, who taught at Hanover and was the author of Greek and Latin grammars. The first two volumes of an edition of the works of Xenophon. The bookplate of the Austen Leigh family, relatives of Jane Austen refers to Edward Compton Austen Leigh (1839-1926), schoolmaster at Eton and son of her nephew, James Edward Austen Leigh (1788-1874), who published A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1869.

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