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The Latine Epigrams of John Owen,

Owen John (1677)

£350.00  [First Edition]

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Late One of the Fellows of New Colledge in Oxford. Rendred into English by Thomas Harvey, Gent. Once a Commoner in the Colledge at Winchester; Both Colledges being Founded and Indowed by William Wickham, heretofore Bishop of Winton, in Anno Dom. 1389. Anno 12o. Richardi secundi Regis Anglia.First Edition in English. 8vo. [8], 180, 187, 192-208, [2]pp. Early 19th.-century straight-grained green morocco (slightly rubbed).London: by Robert White, for Nevil Simons, and for Thomas Sawbridge,

Wing O825E. With the sectional titles A2, D5, E11 and G12 but (as often) without the general title A1 "John Owen's Latine epigrams". Small hole in F12 affecting two words; flattened crease in p.83 through four lines without loss.Provenance: Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), of Eshton Hall, Yorkshire, with bookplate. Isaac A. Shapiro (1904-2004), of Birmingham University, with pencil signature.John Owen died in 1622 and English translations of his immensely popular Latin epigrams were published in 1619, 1628, 1653 and 1659. This translation by Thomas Harvey was the first complete edition to be published in English. It is prefaced by a series of verses including Harvey's plea for a patron and his subsequent declaration of gratitude to Lady Nevil. Wing O.825E.

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