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Title: Poematum, quae haud plane disjunxit a Fabula, continens De arte poetica libros tres, Bucolica et Epistolam ad Joannem Matthaeum Gibertum; Bombycum libros duos, Scacchiam ludum, et Carmina diversi generis.. Ed. Th. Tristram. AND: Christiados libri sex. Ed. Edw. Owen. AND: Hymni de rebus divinis.
Description: Oxford, Clarendon, 1722-23, 1725, 1733. 4 parts in 3 volumes. 8vo. (22, 2x13, 7cm). [iv], x, 145-[iv], 116-iv, 285, [4=index]-[iv], 278, [1] pp. With ca 30 engraved head- and tailpieces and approx. 25 engraved initials (some signed by Gerard van der Gucht). LACKING the frontispiece: portrait and the list of subscribers (14 pp.). Simple calf bindings, hinges blind-stamped, spines with morocco title-piece. (volume 3 bound in lighter leather; leather slightly chafed; back board volume 2 a bit damaged; remains of label on spines; small library label on paste-downs, first/last pages slightly foxed. Very good set) "Immortal Vida: on whose honour'd brow / The poet's bays and critic's ivy grow. / Cremona now shall ever boast thy name / As next in place to Mantua, next in fame!" (A. Pope, An Essay on Criticism) Beautiful and rare edition. The Christiados and the Hymnus are the most rare. (Ebert 23567). Best recent edition of these elegant and clear Neo-latin poems. (Chalmers, The general biographical dictionary, p.339-340). See also Brunet V.1181


Price: EUR 700.00 = appr. US$ 760.79 Seller: Antiquariaat Brinkman
- Book number: 132360

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