DONNE, John. - PIGGHIUS, Etienne Wynante (1520-1604). Annales Magistratum et Provinciarum SPQR. Antwerp: Officina Plantiniana, 1599.
Volume I only (of 8), 2° (346 x 220mm.). Engraved title and illustrations (some light worming). Contemporary limp vellum. later gilt titling on spine (ties defective). Provenance: JOHN DONNE (excised signature and motto); Earl of Ellesmere (Bridgewater Library bookplate).
FROM JOHN DONNE'S LIBRARY. Donne was in the service of Sir Thomas Egerton, later Lord Ellesmere of Bridgewater, from 1598 to 1601. The remains of some of the descenders of the inscriptions have not been excised, and these, allied with some pencilled markings in the margins of first few pages, led John Sparrow to make and Sir Geoffrey Keynes to confirm the attribution: Keynes L143; sold as an association copy not subject to return.