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BARCLAY, John (1582-1621). Argenis. Leiden: Elzevir, 1630. 12°. (126 x 72mm). Engraved title. Contemporary olive morocco bound for John Hay, first Marquess of Tweeddale, narrow gilt border round sides with a small tool at the corners, cruciform ornament composed of small tools at centre with a small flower tool above and below it, flat spine ruled in gilt and with the work's title running vertically, gilt edges. Provenance: Marquess of Tweeddale (his shelfmark on an endpaper). Willems 325,
BARLAEUS, Caspar (1584-1648). Poematum editio nova. Ibid., 1631. 12° (128 x 72mm). Engraved title. Binding and provenance as above. Willems 344.
FLORUS, Lucius Annaeus. [Opera]. Ibid., 1638. 12° (128 x 71mm). Engraved title. Binding and provenance as above. Willems 467 list 2 editions under this date. This one is the more attractive. (3)
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