1630 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Scottish writer John Barclay - ARGENIS - published by Elzevir.
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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 : 5.5 " X 3."
Pages: 690 pages + index.
Binding: Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall worn, soiled, and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, light foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the engraved title page.
Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 400)
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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