[Gradus ad Parnassum] Novus Synonymorum, Epithetorum Et Phrasium Poeticarum Thesaurus Latino-Germanicus, Recognitus & a variis mendis expurgatus ... Editio Novissima. Acceßit Epitome Selectarum Historiarum, Fabularum, Insularu, Regionum, Urbium, Fluviorum, Montiumque celebriorum, ex variis probatis Auctoribus collecta...

1705. Coloniae Agrippinae: Meucherius, 1705.

Thick sm. 8vo, 943, 144 pp. Early blind-stamped vellum over thin wooden boards, clasps. Early ownership inscription and notes at front and back, dated 1713.

§ An interesting collection of synonyms, epithets, poetical phrases, in Latin and German. According to Backer (Sommervogel) a revision, by Aler of an earlier work ascribed to "le p. Chastillon", with title: Synonymorum et epithetorvm thesavrvs ... Parisiis, MDCLII.--cf. A. de Backer, Bibl. de la Comp. de Jesus (Sommervogel) t. 1, 1890, col. 164-66. An English translation appeared in Cambridge in 1902 perhaps indicating a long tradition of usage and thus value. Aler (1656-1727) was a French Jesuit scholar and poet: Chalmers notes: “His principal works are: 1. “Tractatus de artibus humanis,” Treves, 1717, 4to. 2. “Philosophise | tripartite, pars 1. sive logica,” Cologne, 1710; “pars 2. sive physica,” 1715; “pars 3. seu anima et metaphysica,” 1724. 3. “Gradus ad Parnassum,” a book well known in all schools in Europe, and of which there have been a great number of editions. 4. Some Latin tragedies, as Joseph, Tobias, &c.”. Item #106771

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