1655 Rare Latin Vellum Book - The Satyricon by Scottish writer John Barclay with account of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Author: John Barclay. Euphormionis, Lusinini sive Ioannis Barclaii.
Title : EVPHORMIONIS Lusinini sive IOANNIS BARCLAII SATYRICON partes quinque cum Clavi. Acceßit Conspiratio Anglicana.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Lug.-Batavorum, Apud Elzevirios, 1655.
Size: 5 " X 3."
Pages: 568 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 or staining - as shown, name of a previous owner on the first page of the Satyricon - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautifully engraved title page.
Estimate : (USD 350 - USD 450)
The book: Rare mid 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", this 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.
The publisher: The Elzevir family was a Dutch dynasty of book printers, publishers, and booksellers active from 1583 to 1712. They were known for their high-quality publications, particularly in the field of Latin and vernacular literature.
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