Gradus ad Parnassum; sive novus synonymorum, epithetorum, phrasium poeticarum, ac versuum thesaurus, ... Ab uno è Societate Jesu. Novissimam hanc editionem recensuit, et sextentis testimoniis desideratis auxit T. M.
Paul Aler (1656-1727)
Sheepskin leather, fibreboard, paper, printing ink, iron-gall ink, pigment, gold, pencil
180 x 130 x 62 mm
Place of origin
Calke Abbey, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
770,p. ; 8vo. Imperfect: wants all leaves to A3, including titlepage, and following p.764 (lower half torn away); assumed to be this 1773 edition based on date of inscription, etc. but needs further verification. Ink marking and doodles throughout. Provenance: inscribed on pastedown "Henry Harpur June 27th 1779", with scribbles and juvenile doodles of animals and coaches; another inscription (1780) at rear, with many further doodles [i.e. Sir Henry Harpur , 7th baronet (1763-1819); changed name to Crewe, 1808]. Binding: eighteenth-century sheep; single gilt fillets on border and spine; on five raised bands.
Makers and roles
Paul Aler (1656-1727) Thomas Morrell (1747-1838)