1657 Welsh John Owen Epigrammata Epigrams Protestant Catholic Prohibited Index

OWEN, John

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An important 17th-century printing of the epigrams of John Owen. Owen was a 16th-century Welsh epigrammatist known for his careful attention to accuracy with the Latin language. His epigrams were highly popular during and after his lifetime and were published in twelve books over the course of the early 1600s. Many of his epigrams deal with morality, the changing of times, and pro-Protestant ideals. He was so staunchly against the Catholic Church that ‘Epigrammata’ was placed on the Prohibited Book Index in 1654.

 

This 1657 edition, published by Jansson, features a beautifully illustrated title page.

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1657 Welsh John Owen Epigrammata Epigrams Protestant Catholic Prohibited Index

 

An important 17th-century printing of the epigrams of John Owen. Owen was a 16th-century Welsh epigrammatist known for his careful attention to accuracy with the Latin language. His epigrams were highly popular during and after his lifetime and were published in twelve books over the course of the early 1600s. Many of his epigrams deal with morality, the changing of times, and pro-Protestant ideals. He was so staunchly against the Catholic Church that ‘Epigrammata’ was placed on the Prohibited Book Index in 1654.

 

This 1657 edition, published by Jansson, features a beautifully illustrated title page.

 

Item number: #2199

Price: $399

 

OWEN, John

 

Epigrammatum Ioan. Oweni Cambro BritannI Oxoniensis edition postrema, correctissima

 

Amstelodami : Apud J. Ianssonium, 1657.

 

Details:

  • Collation: 212, [1]
    • Complete with all pages
  • References: Graesse V, 98
  • Provenance: Handwritten – E. Dallas
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~4in X 2.5in (10cm x 6.5cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Religion

Authors

OWEN, John

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete