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lonis tamen et Josephi tempora a quibus laudatur emissam constat.”

Consult Simon Histoire Critique du Vieux Testament. L. 2. C. 2.

“ Il est certain, que pour peu qu'on fasse de reflexion sur l'histoire d'Aristée en la lisant avec application, on sera convaincu que quelque Juif Helleniste a écrit ce livre sous le nom d'Aristée en faveur de sa nation. Les miracles qui y sont rapportés, et la maniere même dont tout le livre est écrit, representent parfaitement l'esprit des Juifs,” &c. &c.

See also Dodwell de Veter. Græcorum Roma. norumque Cyclis.

CONSTAN

CONSTANTINI LASCARIS

BYZANTINI.

Grammatica Græca, 8c. Mediolani, per Di

onysium Paravisinum. Anno 1476. 4to.

TIIIS is one of the scarcest books in the world, and is the first Greek book that was printed.

See it imperfectly described by De Bure, No. 2217, who had only seen one copy, and that wanted the letter of Demetrius Cretensis, which is prefixed; which letter De Burc, in more than one place, describes as Epitre Lascaris.

See also Maittaire Annal. Typograph. Tom. I.

p. 146.

“ Latini jam ex omni penè facultate et scientia libri in cruditorum manus per plurimas passim Europæ partes Typographicæ artis auxilio venerant. Græca autem lingua non adeò frequentabatur; nec à prima artis origine usque ad annum 1480, ullus liber mihi occurrit integer eo sermone excusus præter Lascaris Grammaticam, ann. 1476.”

The beautiful copy of this book, which is in the Cracherode Collection, was bequeathed him as a legacy by the learned Mr. Crofts, as appears

by

by the following note in Mr. Cracherode's hand writing.

Legatum ex Testamento amicissimi Viri. Thomæ Crofts, M. A. Anno MDCCLXXXI.”

This copy is perfect, and has the letter of Demetrius Cretensis both in Greek and Latin, which De Hure had not seen.

Dr. Askew's Lascar of this date was purchased for the Royal library for 21l. 10s. and this was very cheap. It would now produce at least 50 pounds.

There was no copy, either in the Pinelli or the Valliere Collections.

It is also not unworthy of remark, that an edition of Lascar was the first book published at the Aldine Press. It appeared in 1+94.

IONATII

IGNATII SANCTI MARTYRIS

EPISTOLÆ.

AN edition of the Epistles of Ignatius was published by Dr. Aldrich, of Christ Church, at the Clarendon Press in 1708.

In the copy of this work which is in the Crącherode Collection, we find the following letter in Dr. Aldrich's hand writing.

Excellentissimo atq. Illustrissimo Dom. D. Henrico Newton Serenissimæ Britanniarum Reginæ ad Celsissimum Etruriæ Principem Le

gato. S.

Excellentissime atq. Illustrissime Domine,

Qui inter ardua Reipublicæ negotia bonis unà literis inservire satagis; hisce S. Ignatii reliquijs vacare ne recuses, Quæ tua potissimum ope in publicum jam prodeunt. Pro Tuis, Vir Illustrissime, in rem literariam beneficijs, gratias per me agit Bibliotheca Bodleiana; Quæ inter pretiosa Veterum Scriptorum, monumenta MSM. a. Te donatum gratissimè conservat. Si quid Illa habeat, Tuis Studiis

quoquo

modo

profecturum, fecturum, Id Tibi pertubanter offert, minime dubitans, quin novam indies daturus sis gratitudini materiam.

Excellentiæ Vestræ

Cultor Humillimus

CAROLUS ALDRICH.

Ad. Chr. Oxon.

Cal. Jan. 8.
A. D. 1705.

Vogt thus notices the edition of S. Ignatius's Epistles, which forms the subject of this article.

Ignatii Epistolarum septem genuinarum, Oxonii in Theatro Sheldonians An. 1708, in 8. typis exscriptarum, centum duntaxat exempla im

Vil. Schelhornij Amoenitat. T. II. p. 391. 199.”

pressa sunt.

LAC

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