Musarum Oxoniensium [Elaiophoria] . . . Sive ob Faedera, Auspiciis Serenissimi Oliveri Reipub. Ang. Scot. & Hiber.

Publisher: Oxoniæ: Leonardus Lichfield Academiæ Typographus, 1654.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Yolton 251; Wing O-902; NCBEL II, 1836; ESTC R203114.
Condition: Blue morocco faded in spots on the boards; edges a little worn; very good copy, with generous margins; rare in the trade.
Book ID: 26966


Small 4to, 19th century straight-grain blue morocco, blind and gilt decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Title-page with a border of printer's ornaments.


¶ A collection of over 90 poems in various languages (Latin, Greek, Hebrew, English, French, Anglo-Saxon, etc.) written by Oxford students and graduates in celebration of Oliver Cromwell's Treaty of Westminster, which brought to a conclusion the First Anglo-Dutch War. The most notable contributor is John Locke, and his two poems - one in Latin (eight lines) and one in English (44 lines) - constitute his first publication. ¶ Bookplate of Robert S. Pirie on the front paste-down.

Price: $6,500.00