1623 John Barclay Argenis Political French Religion WARS in Medieval Manuscript

BARCLAY, John

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John Barclay was an early 17th-century Scottish writer and satirist most known for his work ‘Argenis’, a political romance. This novel has been compared in many aspects to Philip Sidney’s ‘Arcadia’ and Thomas More’s ‘Utopia’. It was the final work Barclay finished before his death. ‘Argenis’ is an historical allegory that tells the story of the French wars on religion under Kings Henry III and IV and English controversies such as the Overbury murder trial.

 

This 1623 Latin edition is bound in 15th-century handwritten manuscript parchment.

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1623 John Barclay Argenis Political French Religion WARS in Medieval Manuscript

 

John Barclay was an early 17th-century Scottish writer and satirist most known for his work ‘Argenis’, a political romance. This novel has been compared in many aspects to Philip Sidney’s ‘Arcadia’ and Thomas More’s ‘Utopia’. It was the final work Barclay finished before his death. ‘Argenis’ is an historical allegory that tells the story of the French wars on religion under Kings Henry III and IV and English controversies such as the Overbury murder trial.

 

This 1623 Latin edition is bound in 15th-century handwritten manuscript parchment.

 

Item number: #2858

Price: $750

 

BARCLAY, John

 

Ionnis Barclaii Argenis.

 

Francofvrti sumptibus Danielis et Dauidis Aubriorum et Clementis Schleichij. M. DC. XXIII., [1623].

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 665, [1]
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: medieval manuscript vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.75in X 4.25in (17cm x 11cm)

 

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2858

Categories

European History

Religion

Authors

BARCLAY, John

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete