John Amory Lowell’s Copy

Graecum Lexicon Manuale.

London: F.C. et J. Rivington, 1810.

Price: $400.00

About the item

“Editio nova”. 2 parts (Greek to Latin; Latin to Greek). LACKING TITLE PAGE. 1 vols. 4to. John Amory Lowell’s Copy. Contemporary calf (rubbed), rebacked. With the signature “John A Lowell 1812” on the front pastedown; and beneath, his armorial bookplate “John Amory Lowell”, the note “Cost 13 dollars”, and on the front free endpaper, aa chronoology of his undergraduate years at Harvard.

Item #246420

A fascinating provenance. John Amory Lowell (1798–1881), of the distinguished Boston family of that name, was a businessman and philanthropist who became the sole trustee of the Lowell Institute when his cousin John Lowell, Jr., died in 1836. John Amory amdinistered the trust for 40 years. He was a Fellow of Harvard College (1837–1877), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Linnean Society of London. Lowell gradated from Harvard in 1815 -- and noted each of his successive undergraduate years on the flyleaaf of this book. 1851, Harvard honored John Amory Lowell with an LLD.