Place and Imprint: Leyden: Ex Officina Elzeveriana, 1628.
Edition: First Elzevir edition.
Bibliographical References: Willems 299.
Condition: Faint stain in the upper margins of the text; binding a little rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 28560
Physical DescriptionSmall 12mo (10.5 x 6.25 cm), 19th century black half morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Engraved title-page.
CommentsAn attractive Elzevir edition of the epigrams of John Owen (1564-1622), the Welsh poet known as John Owen, the Epigrammatist, who composed his verse in Latin. His epigrams were translated into English, French, German and Spanish and were so popular that on the Continent he was one of the best known English men of letters in the early 17th century and a best-selling author. There were several competing Dutch editions similar to this Elzevir. From the library of Robert Hoe, with his bookplate on the front paste-down.