The Theatre of the Greeks A Series of Papers Relating to the History and Criticism of the Greek Drama. Presentation Copy. Signed by Leonhard Schmitz

By: Donaldson, John William

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Viii, 598 pp. Folding plate, plan of the theatre of Hacchus at Athens at Frontis. In English With prize presentation plate to Thomas Hill Jamieson, from L. Schmitz, Rector, Royal High School of Edinburgh, dated 1864. Prize binding in smooth claf leather with blind double ruling, gilt coat of arms of Edinburgh front and back (Nisi Dominus Frustra) , 5 raised bands to the spine, spine label almost completely chipped away, some gilt decoration in the compartments, spine tips worn, joints cracked and front board just holding on with sewing, corners a little rubbed, handsome marbled polished edges, interior clean and unmarked. Thomas Hill Jamieson (1843–1876) , the recipient of the prize book, was a Scottish librarian who died tragically quite young as a result of his exertions trying to save th contents of a library during a fire. The rector of the Edinburgh Royal High School was Leonard Schmitz (1807 – May 1890) a German-born classical scholar and educator active mainly in the United Kingdom. Schmitz moved to Scotland in 1846 to serve as rector of the Royal High School in Edinburgh from that year until 1866. In his induction speech he expressed the hope that his appointment would be "the means of strengthening and increasing the intellectual sympathy which has so long existed between this country and Germany". In that office in 1859 he also tutored HRH The Prince of Wales in Roman history. A nice copy of Donaldson's "Theatre of the Greeks" with an interesting British/Scottish provenance. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 598 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated

Title: The Theatre of the Greeks A Series of Papers Relating to the History and Criticism of the Greek Drama. Presentation Copy. Signed by Leonhard Schmitz

Author Name: Donaldson, John William

Categories: First/Limited/Signed Editions, Classics,

Edition: Fourth Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Pitt Press for Cambridge: 1836

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 6166

Keywords: Greek Theater Greek Drama Thomas Hill Jamieson Leonard Schmitz,