Title Iohannis Secundi opera accurato recognita ex museo P. Scriverii.
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden, Holland) Apud Franciscum Hegerum 1631
Seller ID 026131
ffep, title page, 26 preliminary pages, 384 plus 2 misnumbered pages between pp. 244 and 245 (numberd 245 and 244, respectively) and 2 blank pp. between pp. 266 and 267, colophon, blank, rfep. Engraved title page with portrait medallion ("vatis amatoris iulia sculpta manu"); author's portrait on verso of tenth preliminary leaf. Page 353 mis-number 353 and p. 361 misnumbered 369, but page sequence is correct. Vellum overlapping fore-edges, Vellum is soiled, spine darkened with chip in red leather label. Front hinge is split between ffep and title page but binding stitching is secure and tight. Owner's name and pencil markings on ffep. Text block is very tight, pages are very clean throughout with only a corner off of leaf five and a tiny closed tear in the margin of pp. 105-106, neither of which affects the text. Two lines underscored on p. 151. Latin. Iohannis Secundi (Johannes Secundus, Janus Secundus, Jan Everaerts) (1511-1536) was a New Latin poet of Dutch nationality. He wrote elegies, epigrams, odes, epistles, epithalimia, itineraries, and other prose. His most famous work was Liber Basiorum (Book of Kisses) which is among the works in this volume. The compiler, Peter Schrijver (1576-1660) was was a Dutch writer and scholar on the history of Holland and Belgium. A remarkably tight and clean copy of this very scarce book.
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