Graecum Lexicon Manuale
by Benjamin Hederich
Hederich (1675-1748) was a German lexicographer and hellenist who lexicon was first published in 1722. Morell (1703-1784) was a classical scholar and librettist. He wrote the librettos for Handel's Alexander Balus, Theodora, and Jephtha, but he "never prospered materially - according to William Cole, because he kept low company, especially with musicians, and was irremediably improvident. In his lifetime [he] was chiefly known, and widely esteemed, as a classical scholar. 
Author: Benjamin Hederich
Title: Graecum Lexicon Manuale
Publication Info: Londini : H. Woodfall, 1766.
Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library
Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Hederici Lexicon. 4to. and given by Thomas Jefferson to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. The precise edition owned by Wythe is unknown. George Wythe's Library on LibraryThing indicates this, noting "Several quarto editions were published." The Brown Bibliography lists the 1766 edition published in London based on the copy Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress. The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and purchased the London edition edited by Samuel Patrick.
Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy
Bound in later full vellum, five raised bands, brown morocco lettering piece. Title page in red and black. Purchased from Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB.
View this book in William & Mary's online catalog.
- (ODNB) ESTC T140706
- LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on November 13, 2013, http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe
- Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433
- E. Millicent Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 2nd ed. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983), 5:35 [no.3736].