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Vida, Marcus Hieronymus."
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."
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 Very fine condition ). ¶ Best recent edition of these elegant and clear Neo-latin poems. (Chalmers, The general biographical dictionary, p.339-340). ¶ See also Brunet V.1181"
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