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Linköping Diocesan Library, Kl f 6a
Apophthegmata philosophorum, ed. Georg Wallin, with handwritten notes
ii, 37, ix' ff.
195 × 155 mm
Print title: ‘ ΑΠΟΦΘΕΓΜΑΤΑ ΤΩΝ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΩΝ, seu Breviter et acute dicta philosophorum, maximam partem, ex Laertio Diogene collecta, in gratiam auditorii privati edidit Georgius Wallin’. The printed text is interfoliated. There are handwritten notes in the blank pages, but also in the margins and between the lines of the printed text.
After p. 37, the annotations in the interleaved pages are less dense, and more pages are left blank. pp. 59–60 have annotations that point to academic controversies in Sweden on ancient and Christian ethics. pp. 35, 38–39, 41–43, 46–47, 50–52, 54–56, 58, 61–73: blank pages.
+ 25 printed pages. The interfoliated leaves, including the flyleaves at both ends, are paginated separately in pencil: 1–74
Bound interfoliated. Usually the printed double leaf is set in-between two blank double leaves, so that from pastedown to pastedown there are nine ternions (printed leaves reckoned in, although they are paginated separately). In the first ternion the outer singulion is used for text-hook endleaves. The last printed leaf is attached with paste to p. 57. The last leaf of last ternion not visible but perhaps present under RCI.
Signatures:None in the handwritten pages. The printed edition has signatures A–E on first recto of each text gathering.
Catchwords:Only in the printed edition; none in the commentary.
Martin Georg Wallenstråle, displaying a neat 18th-century hand writing with brown ink throughout.
Layoutpp. 1–74 Writing area varies. Sometimes the whole page is filled with annotations; sometimes there are only a few jottings.
Paper boards covered with floral brocade paper in bronze and orange-red. Bookblock, including added interfoliated leaves, sewn all-along on three flat tape supports made out of strips of parchment. The thread passes around the supports. Two paper labels on spine: the one at head with the handwritten numbers (uncertain reading), the one at tail is damaged but would have featured the present shelfmark.
Binding dimensions: 198 × 157 mm
Unit I:The volume appears to be Martin Georg Wallenstråle’s notes interfoliating his father’s, Georg Wallin the younger’s, edition of apophthegmata (taken mainly from Diogenes Laërtius’s collection), which was printed in Uppsala in 1729. The printed edition includes a dedication of the work to Georg Wallin the younger’s oldest son, Georg, who died in 1746. According to the handwritten note on the printed title page, we may deduce that the comments were added in 1752.
Martin Georg Wallenstråle, was a student at Uppsala in the 1750s and was promoted to fil. magister in 1758. Knighted in 1756, his surname was changed from Wallin to Wallenstråle. The commentary is, thus, in all likelihood, an early specimen of the editor’s son, who later became a librarian in Gothenburg and bishop of Kalmar.