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Horatius. Nicolai Perotti libellus no infrugifer de metris Odarum Horatianarum.
Paris, Simon de Colines, 1531, 1630. 16mo, ff. 100, 76, [1]; title within woodcut architectural border, slightly cropped at edges; title somewhat dustsoiled, top edge cut slightly short, but a very good copy, bound in eighteenth-century English red morocco, boards tooled in gilt with single fillet border enclosing decorative frame, spine gilt in compartments, green morocco lettering-piece in one, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt; upper joint starting at head, but holding; some contemporary ink underlinings; ownership inscription 'William Cole's Booke 1681' to title; from the library of Baptist May (see below), with his morocco book label tooled and lettered in gilt 'E. libris Baptistae May. / Trin : Coll : Cantab : / MDCCXXV' to front pastedown and his coloured armorial bookplate with motto 'non tergo sed facie' to verso of front pastedown; twentieth-century private collector's bookplate to recto of front endpaper.Handsomely bound pocket Colines edition of Horace, including Niccolò Perotti's treatise on metre, with an interesting English provenance.The Baptist May whose bookplates appear in this volume is most likely a younger relative of the famous Baptist May (1628–1698), Keeper of the Privy Purse and allegedly Charles II's most trusted servant – though precisely which relative is unclear. Baptist May the younger (c. 1709–1807) matriculated to Trinity College Cambridge in 1725 (it seems likely that this volume was bought on the occasion) and is listed in the University's alumni records as being the son of Charles May. Baptist May the elder had both a broth … [Click Below for Full Description]
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