1637 Rare Latin Vellum Book - The Satyricon by Scottish writer John Barclay with account of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
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Author: John Barclay. Euphormionis, Lusinini sive Ioannis Barclaii.
Title : Satyricon partes quinque cum clavi . Accessit conspiratio anglicana.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Lugduni-Batavorum, Apud Elzevirios, 1637.
Size: 5 " X 3."
Pages: 717 pages
Binding: Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, light foxing and staining - as shown, small hole in the inner margin of the front endpaper and ending to the title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautifully engraved title page.
Estimate : (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book: Rare early 17th-century Elzevir edition of "Euphormionis Lusinini sive Ioannis Barclaii Satyricon partes quinque cum clavi. Accessit conspiratio anglicana" -- a Latin edition of the satirical novel "The Satyricon" written by the Renaissance humanist and scholar Johannes Barclay (or John Barclay). The book was first published in 1605
"The Satyricon" is a picaresque novel that follows the adventures of Encolpius, a young man who travels around the Roman Empire with his friend and lover, Giton. The novel is divided into several episodes that satirize various aspects of Roman society, including education, religion, and sexuality. The novel also features a cast of colorful characters, including the wealthy and corrupt Trimalchio and the sorceress Circe.
In addition to "The Satyricon", the Latin edition also includes a work called "Conspiratio Anglicana" ("The English Conspiracy"), which is a fictionalized account of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a failed attempt by a group of English Catholics to assassinate King James I.
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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