Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 155

Price Realized: $ 20,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 8,000
John of Garland (circa 1195-1272)
Multorum Vocabuloru[m] Equivocorum Interpretatio.

London: Wynkyn de Worde, 1510.

Quarto, de Worde's large woodcut device dominates more than half of the title page; text in black letter throughout; bound in full textured red morocco by J. Mackenzie, bookbinder to the King, with his stamp inside ffep, tooled in gilt, spine slightly faded; aeg.; one blank margin with paper repair; ex library Wesleyan Theological Institution, Didsbury, with bookplate; 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.

Garland's best-selling grammar book was printed at least twenty-seven times in England between 1496 and 1518. Plenty of editions and few surviving copies testify to the work's popularity. Modern scholars digging into the contents of this Medieval Latin vocabulary used so extensively in the early English Renaissance can uncover the uses and meanings of Neolatin terms during the hundreds of years when Latin was still a living language.

STC 11606.5; ESTC S92636 locating three copies worldwide: British Library, Dulwich College, and a private collection in North America.