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OVIDS FESTIVALLS or ROMANE CALENDAR, BOUND WITH DE PONTO, translated into English verse equinumerally.
Cambridge printed by Roger Daniel printer to the University of Cambridge: And are to be sold by Michael. Sparke. junior in the little Old-Baily in London, 1640. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION TRANSLATED BY JOHN GOWER, Master of Arts and sometimes of Jesus Colledge in Cambridge 1640. Small 8vo, approximately 135 x 85 mm, 5¼ x 3½ inches, LACKS final imprimatur leaf, collation: Par6, A-L8, M2 (lacks M2 final imprimatur leaf). Title page in red and black with printer's ornament, the first blank leaf which is in the collation and is often missing, is completely blank with an early ink signature and old ink date of 1678 and another of 1733, and has three vertical chain lines, the same as the title page, but no fleuron, pages: [42], 1-146, (page 146 has 2 lines of latin underneath Finis), bound in full later vellum, gilt lettered maroon label to spine and gilt lettered label with date at foot of spine, marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Vellum slightly darkened, pale stain to title page several corners lightly stained, occasional small ink spot, slight shaving to top edges, with loss of running title to last page, 1 lower margin has loss to 1 catch word, 4 line neat old ink manuscript note in early hand to lower blank margin of 1 prelim, last page has a little old ink jotting otherwise a very good copy. See: Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, English Literature 1475-1700, Volume Two, page 782, No. 782 and for De Ponto No. 780; Carew Hazlitt, Hand-Book to the Popular, Poetical and Dramatic Literature of Great Britain, page 430, No. 14; Grolier Club, Catalogue of Original and Early Editions of som … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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