The Orations of Aeschines and Demosthenes on the Crown. With Modern Greek Prolegomena, and English Notes.

By: Negris, Alexander.

Price: $800.00

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Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1829. First edition. Full leather, lacking spine label, decorated with gilt rules. James Russell Lowell's copy, his signature dated April, 1835, the spring of his freshman year at Harvard. This was his textbook; Negris had been professor of modern Greek at Harvard. With at least five marginal notations, and numerous marginal ticks. Lowell was conscientious about his classical studies -- he did extra work in his spare time (Duberman, 1966, p.18). On the front free endpaper Lowell has listed the surnames of 22 students of the "3rd Division" and noted that each belonged to one of two clubs. On the rear free endpaper he has written 20 lines of doggerel verse, naming a classmate, "Mussey", and his tutor in Greek, "Mr. Dunkin". Edward Charles Mussey drowned in the Charles River on June 13, 1835; his classmates erected a monument in his memory. Christopher Dunkin was tutor for two years. He is remembered for his rather innocent part in the "Dunkin Rebellion" of 1834, when a freshman refused routine Harvard discipline for failing to perform at recitation. The administration expelled him, causing indignation among most of the student body and severe rioting by many (Quincy, Proceedings of the Overseers...., 1834). Dunkin soon migrated to Canada, where he eventually became a Justice of the Quebec Supreme Court. Some wear, professionally re-jointed, retaining the original spine leather. Light foxing. A Very Good copy.

Title: The Orations of Aeschines and Demosthenes on the Crown. With Modern Greek Prolegomena, and English Notes.

Author Name: Negris, Alexander.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: negris,alexander.800boston:hilliard,gray,little,