Bibliotheca Classica; or, a Classical Dictionary; Containing a copious account of the proper names mentioned in ancient authors; with the value of coins, weights, and measures, used among the Greeks and Romans; and a chronological table. Re-edited by E.H. Barker with the extensive and valuable corrections... introduced from the sixth American edition published by Charles Anthon. J. LEMPRIERE.

Bibliotheca Classica; or, a Classical Dictionary; Containing a copious account of the proper names mentioned in ancient authors; with the value of coins, weights, and measures, used among the Greeks and Romans; and a chronological table. Re-edited by E.H. Barker with the extensive and valuable corrections... introduced from the sixth American edition published by Charles Anthon.

London: Printed for the Editor, 1828. 8vo, xxxv, (i), 971, (1) pp. Illustration from "Punch" pasted to a front blank. Later 19th century calf, with some scuffing, gilt ruled spine with a brown morocco label. "'Lempriere's Classical Dictionary' is the first of a new kind of manual: the rendering of a body of knowledge not easily accessible in any other form into a series of alphabetical articles for the use of those who lack the time or the learning to seek out the sources... Beyond this, finally, it has one imperishable claim to fame. Keats owned a copy, and it was the source of much of his knowledge of Latin and Greek mythology; one can sometimes see the genesis of his lines in Lempriere's humble but lively prose". (PMM, 236). Item #36350

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