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London Samuel Jebb 1742 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Full leather with ruled gilt lines, raised spine bands and gilt embossed lettering on the spine. Rubbing to the boards and spine. The leather is tearing along some of the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages, with foxing. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 326 pages, with an unpaginated index. Latin work on important Greek writers. According to Biographia Britannica, the work is "divided into two books, the first whereof treats of those who came to Italy before the taking of Constantinople. And the second, of those who came after the taking of that city." The work also names Hodius as Humphrey Hody (1659) , "a late learned English Divine." According to Wikipedia: Humphrey Hody (1659 - 20 January 1707) was an English scholar and theologian. In 1684 he published Contra historiam Aristeae de LXX. Interpretibus dissertatio, in which he argued that the so-called "letter of Aristeas", containing an account of the production of the Septuagint, was the late forgery of a Hellenic Jew originally circulated to lend authority to that version. The dissertation was generally regarded as conclusive, although Isaac Vossius published an angry and scurrilous reply to it in the appendix to his edition of Pomponius Mela. In 1689 Hody wrote the Prolegomena to the Greek chronicle of John Malalas, published at Oxford in 1691. In 1701 he published A History of English Councils and Convocations, and in 1703 in four volumes De Bibliorum textis originalibus, in which he included a revision of his work on the Septuagint, and published a reply to Vossius. His work, De Graecis Illustribus, which he left in manuscript, was published in 1742 by Samuel Jebb, who prefixed to it a Latin life of the author. 31523 
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