Anglo-Saxonica ex Hickesiano thesauro excerpta.
1815 Catalogue, page 165, no. 83, as above.
Anglo-Saxonica ex Hickesiano Linguarum Septentrionalium Thesauro Excerpta.
, A. D.
8vo. 26 leaves, engraved frontispiece showing scholars in a library, engraved vignette of the Sheldonian on the title-page,
title printed in red and black, text in
Gothic, errata slip inserted before the first page of text.
Entered by Jefferson without price in his undated manuscript catalogue.
In section IV, Grammar, of his Essay on Anglo-Saxon, Jefferson mentions this book and describes it as
but an extract from Hickes.
Edward Thwaites, 1667-1711, was the editor of this book, which he dedicated to Christopher Rawlinson, the editor of Boethius, q.v.
For George Hickes, see no. 4836, above.
1815 Catalogue, page 165, no. 84, as above.
The Rudiments of Grammar for the
English-Saxon Tongue, First given in
English: with an Apology For the Study of Northern Antiquities. Being very useful towards the understanding our ancient English Poets,
and other Writers. By Elizabeth Elstob . . .
London: Printed by
W. Bowyer: And Sold by
J. Bowyer at the Rose in Ludgate-street, and
C. King in Westminster-hall,
First Edition. 4to. 58 leaves, title printed in red and black, engraved emblematic head-piece with portrait at the head of the
dedication to the Princess of Wales, and engraved pictorial initial on the same page; engraved head-piece and initial with
portrait of the author on the first page of text, following the preface to the Reverend Dr. Hickes on xxxv numbered pages.
Lowndes II, 735.
Cambridge Bibl. of Eng. Lit. II, 77, 919.
Entered by Jefferson in his undated manuscript catalogue with the price
, and therefore probably bought from an English bookseller.
This book is referred to in Jefferson’s letter to Sir Herbert Croft, q.v. no. 4840. “
. . . some of these ideas I noted at the time on the blank leaves of my Elstob’s Anglo-Saxon grammar: but there I have left
them, and must leave them, unpursued, altho I still think them sound & useful . . .
In his essay on Anglo-Saxon, under the heading Grammar, Jefferson remarks that:
the principal merit of m(
s Elstob’s is that it is written in English, without any thing original in it.
Elizabeth Elstob, 1683-1756, English Anglo-Saxon scholar. She was a relative of the scholar George Hickes, q.v., to whom the preface of this
book is addressed.
1815 Catalogue, page 163, no. 85, as above.
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