05-31-2014 05-31-2014
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2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00AMCalender

Latin and Neo-Latin Poetry, English Translations.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Latin and Neo-Latin Poetry, English Translations. The Adventures of Catullus and History of his Amours with Lesbia. Intermixt with Translations of his Choicest Poems, London: for J. Chantry, 1707, 12mo, first English edition of Jean de La Chapelle's Les Amours de Catulle, engraved frontispiece, contemporary boards, slight worming in first few signatures, toning, front joint starting, 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.
[and] Johannes Secundus's (1511-1536) Basia [...] or the Kisses, London: for Henry Lintot, 1731, 12mo, translated by George Ogle, Elijah Fenton (1683-1730) and Edward Ward, portrait frontispiece of Secundus opposite the title, collates in accordance with the ESTC, with the engraved vignette in the second title present, contemporary sheepskin, slightly dry, 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (2)
Estimate $400-600

Catullus: A-S12. Secundus: a-c6, [ ]1, B-I6, K1.

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Johannes Secundus, London, Jean de La Chapelle, J. Chantry, Elijah Fenton, George Ogle, Henry Lintot, Edward Ward