A beautiful set of 3 old & rare prayerbooks in beautiful bindings - 17th - 19th century. Antique German prayerbook in leather in leather binding with large hart-shaped brass lock with images of Maria en decorative details - 1835. Kleiner neu bearbeiteter goldener Maria-Zeller Himmelschlüssel zur Pforte der ewigen Seligkeit - Maria Zell, Baumgartner Witwe, 1835 - leather over wooden plates - 15 x 9 x 4 cm - 382 pp - with frontispice and title-page in red and black.Two small cracks upper spine, but solid. Lovely little book from 1788, in 16th or 17th handwritten vellum binding 16th century? Caius Sallustius Crispus - C. Sallustii Crispi opera cum notis selectissimis variorum - Rothomagi, (Rouen) 1788 - 12,3 x 7 cm - 394 pp - coversheets with 18th c.
Extremely rare early edition in parchment binding by Epigrammatist John Owen - Printed in Leipzig, 1622. This book on Latin epigrams is the best known work by the Welshman John Owen. The texts in the Epigrammata are mostly short and are meant to be spiritual or satirical, to denounce the shortcomings of English society such as corruption, thieves, conspirators or the Roman Catholic Church, which would lead this book to be included in the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Epigrammatum - Joannis Owen , Cambro Britanni, oxoniensis, ... Libri Decem - Lipsiae, (Leipzig) Sumptibus Hared Thom Schüreri, 1622 - parchment - unnumbered pages - 13 x 8 x 2 cm - with various title pages - ca.
196 lvs, 392 pages - title page has some contemp. Two pages are missing a piece from the corner, with a few words loss of text. Band solid, missing closing cords. Binding slightly stained - edges of the pages sometimes red coloured. Rare work of almost 400 years old.
First edition is from 1606. John Owen (1564 - 1622) was a Welsh writer of epigrams.He was born in Betws Garmon, near Snowdon, and was educated at Winchester and Oxford University. He then spent some time at the university and then became principal of a school in Warwick. Owen wrote his epigrams in Latin and enjoyed great success with them from an early age. By the time he was 16 years old, his work proved good enough to be used in a ceremony to mark a visit by Elizabeth I of England to Sir Francis Drake, after the latter's return from a circumnavigation of the globe. Owen's work was also very successful outside of Great Britain. His work attracted attention across much of Europe, where it was soon published and translated into French, German, Spanish and English.
The parts of Epigrammatum Joannis Owen Cambro Britanni appeared in 1607 and 1612 and earned him the nickname'the English Martialis'. John Owen was buried in the old (thus not the current) St Paul's Cathedral in London. I CAN PROVIDE MORE PHOTOS. ITEMS ARE ALSO LISTED SEPERATELY, SEE OTHER LISTINGS FRO MORE PHOTOS.
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