1630 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Scottish writer Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima by Elzevir.
Author : John Barclay
Title : Io. Barclaii Argenis. Editio novissima. Cum clave. Hoc est, nominum propriorum elucidatione hactenus nondum edita.
Language : Text in Latin
Publisher : Lugduni-batavorum, ex officina elzeviriana, 1630.
Size : 5 " X 3."
Pages : 690 pages
Binding : Good full vellum binding (hinges worn but tight, overall worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Good content (tight, foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations : Complete with the engraved title page.
Estimate : (USD 175 - USD 350)
The book : Rare early 17th century Elzevir edition (this 1630 edition being the nicer according to "Brunet") of Barclay's best-known work the Argenis, a political romance, resembling in certain respects the Arcadia of Philip Sidney, and the Utopia of Thomas More. The book was completed about a fortnight before his death, which has been said to have been hastened by poison.
The author: John Barclay (28 January 1582 – 15 August 1621) was a Scottish writer, satirist and neo-Latin poet. He wrote his major novel, Argenis, in Rome and, according to his contemporaries, indulged in gardening.
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