epitaph for Friederick Rosen

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Wed Oct 17 19:26:04 UTC 2007

I just notice that the Library of Congress copy of this book:

LC Control No.:    unk81050111 
Personal Name:     Rosen, Friederick A. [from old catalog]
Main Title:        Corporis radicum sanscritarum prolusio. 
Published/Created: Berolini:  Apud Ferdinandum Dummlerum, Typicis Academicis, 1826.
PK901 .R7 1826a

Has the following inscription in pencil after the author's name:

Tam merito laudatus et ploratus
Ab illo non minus lugendo citiusque pariter erepto
Eximio viro

Does anyone have any idea whom the initials might belong to?

It is probably not pertinent, but this copy is slightly different from another (LCCN 11024033; PK901 .R7) which has on the title page the same title with "Dissertatio Inauguralis..publice defendet, Opponentibus..." and after the final page a Curriculum Vitae and Theses 1-5.  The first copy has Phil.Dr. after the author's name?

Was it customary at the time to publish a dissertation with a different t.p. before and after the successful defense?


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