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VOSSIUS, Gerardus Joannes (1577-1649).

Title De Arte Grammatica Libri Septem [European universal language proposal]. Liber Primus... de Artis huius Natura... De Literis, Liber Secundus: qui est de syllabis. Addenda, Index Libri Primi et Secundi, Corrigenda libro primo et secundo. De Vocum Analogia, et Anomalia, Liber Primus; sive commentariorum de Liber Tertius.
Publisher (Amsterdami) Amsterdam (Apud Guilielmum Blaeu) Joan Blaeu Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Date 1635
Book ID 37773
First Edition  


One volume. Small quarto, 16 x 19.5 cm. Contemporary full calf, spine gilt decorated in compartments with raised bands, remains of morocco label. Title vignette [28], 313,[5],[34], 240 pp.. In very good crisp condition inside. Binding generally in good condition, joints a little weak, edges scuffed, spine head a little pulled, some mottling and rubbing to boards. Early(18th C.) owner’s annotations neatly in ink to end-papers and sporadically inside, 1930s owner note to rear end-paper. Major grammatical work, influential in the Netherlands and beyond.“Vossius’ idea of pictography would become popular among seventeenth-century utopian thinkers, as it could be used to educate all nations and races on earth in a single, unequivocal manner.” Eric Jorink, Dirk van Miert (2012), Stammerjohann (2009).
Price: £200.00

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