DINDORF, Wilhelm [editor]. Poetarum scenicorum Graecorum. Aeschyli, Sophoclis, Euripedis, et Aristophanis fabulae quae extant omnes, cum deperditarum fabularum fragmentis, necnon caeteris eorum scriptis. Oxford, J. Abrams and C. Richards, 1846.
Small 4to. Contemporary full vellum, lettered and ornamented in black and gilt, all edges red, bound by White of Pall Mall (stamp inside front cover); pp. [iv], 772; initially and at the end a little spotted, otherwise very good, in the most attractive vellum binding; bookplate Robert William Buttemer.
First Oxford edition of this critically editited collection of Classical Greek dramatists. Dindorf was a prolific German philologist who published in Leipzig, Berlin, Paris, London and Oxford.
Provenance: 'Robert William Buttemer M.A., M.Inst.A.E., F.C.S. (b. 18 September 1870 in Farncombe, Surrey - d. 19 January 1951 in St. Mary's, Godalming, Surrey), was educated at Charterhouse and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he graduated with honours in natural science in 1893. The remainder of his life was spent in private experimental work, which he carried out in his workshop and laboratory at Godalming. His interests covered a wide range and included mechanical, automobile and electrical engineering, as well as chemistry, astronomy, aviation and radiography. He made wireless sets from the earliest days of the industry and built model locomotives and also produced a number of inventions, including a very early electric clock. Mr. Buttemer was a pioneer motorist, his first car being an 1897 11 h.p. Benz, the engine of which he converted into 3 h.p., and he travelled 77,000 miles in this machine. He was a founder member of the Royal Automobile Club and an original member of Brooklands Automobile Racing Club, winning many cups in motor trials in the early days of motor cars'm (britishaviation, online. - Presentation inscription, dated Eton, 1857 on initial blank.