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[ALER, Paul]. Gradus ad parnassum; sive novus synonymorum, epithetorum, versuum, ac phrasium poeticarum, thesaurus...

London. Printed for the Company of Stationers [by C. Baldwin], 1817.
8vo. [4], 596pp. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Lightly rubbed. Early inked ownership inscription to FEP, wormtrack to gutter of first three gatherings, pen-trials to fore-edge.
An early nineteenth century edition of Jesuit Paul Aler's (1656-1727) highly regarded dictionary of prosody, much used in continental and English public schools from its first publication in 1686 until the turn of the twentieth century.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 24025