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1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.
1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. Elzevir.

1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Io. Barclaii ARGENIS. Editio novissima. 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: Amstelodami : Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1655.
Size: 5.5 " X 3.5 "
Pages: 569 pages
Binding: Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed)  under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content: Good content (bright, tight, bookplate of the Bibliotheca Seminariis S. Joannis, some old light staining on the lower part of pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the engraved title page.


Estimate: (USD 175 - USD 250)

The book: Rare early 17th century  Elzevir edition 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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