MAITTAIRE, 1IiICxEL (1668-1747), bibliographer and editor, was a. native of France, and was born in 1668. On the revocation of the edict of Nantes his parents, who were Protestants, removed to England, where he was educated at Westminster and at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1696. From 1695 to 1699 he taught in Westminster School, but afterwards devoted himself exclusively to private teaching and editorial work. He died on August 4,1747.
Maittaire was a great lover of books, but no critic ; and his numerous editions take rank only as compilations. His works in-chide De Gracie Magate Dialectis, 1706 ; Stephanorum Historia, vitas ipsorum ct libros complectem, 1713 ; Ilistoria Typographorunt aliquot Parisiensium, vitas et lures complectens, 1717 ; Annales Tjpographici, 9 vols. 4to, The .Hague, Amsterdam, and London, 1719-41 ; Marmova Oxoniensitt, 1732 ; editions of a large number of Latin authors (Lucretius, Phcedrus, Sallust, Terence, &c.), as well as an edition of Anacreon (1725), and Miscellanea Grzycontin aliquot serlptorum Cambia, 1722.