De Structura Orationis liber: Ex recensione Jacobi Upton.

  • Dionysius of Halicarnassus
  • Londini [London]: Impensis Sam. Smith, Benj. Walford, & Tho. Newborough 1702
  • ESTC T136667/T136664.


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8vo, pp. [xvi], 257, [5], 40, [26] + frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf, spine divided by raised bands, red morocco label, other compartments diagonally divided by gilt rules with floral and dot tools. Some spotting and light soiling, a short wormtrail to headline of Index and inside of rear board. Extremities a little rubbed, some light scratches and marks. Various initials and short inscriptions to endpapers and elsewhere, a longer inscription rubbed out from title-page, modern bookplate to front pastedown.


James Upton (1671-1749) was schoolmaster at Taunton but also a notable scholar, producing editions of Ascham's Scholemaster, the Faerie Queene, and several classical texts, among them this Greek & Latin text of Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Likely used as a textbook, it saw multiple printings in the first half of the 18th century. ESTC contains two entries with slightly different imprints - the small paper version containing an extra line for an Eton bookseller, and the large paper printing omitting it. This copy is the size of the smaller (and scarcer) version but has the imprint of the larger.

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