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MORE. St. Thomas
Epigrammata Thomae Mori Angli, viri eruditiones pariter ac virtutis nomine clarissimi Angliaeq[ue] olim Cancellarii.
typis I[ohn]. H[aviland] ..., apud Humphredum Mosley. 16mo. pp. [iv], 182, [ii] lacking last two blanks. Roman letter, some Italic. Title within typographical border, fine additional engraved architectural title page with portrait of More within oval above, with figures of Prudence and Eloquence to sides, signed 'W. Marshall sculpsit', small woodcut initials, typogrphical head-pieces and ornaments, Imprimatur on verso of title page and on leaf M6 verso, 'April. 12. 1638. Imprimatur. Th. Wykes.', leather bookplate of Vernon Watney on pastedown. Light age yellowing, upper margin cut a little close, fractionally trimming a few headlines. A very good copy, crisp and clean, in English straight grained morocco c.1800, covers gilt ruled in a panel design, flat spine gilt ruled and gilt lettered, extremities slightly rubbed. a.e.g. Second separate edition of the Epigrams of St. Thomas More, the first to be printed in England, and one of the rare editions of any works of More to be printed in England after his death. More translated epigrams from the 'Greek Anthology' of Maximos Planudes into Ciceronian Latin which, after circulating in manuscript, were collected by Erasmus and twice printed by Froben in 1518. They were first published separately in 1520 in an edition which was substantially revised by More for its first independent appearance and presents quite a different text. Three of the epigrams which appeared in the 1518 printing were omitted and thirteen new ones added. Remarkably this is the only separate printing of these epigrams since that edition of 1520, and even more … [Click Below for Full Description]
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