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November 16, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Blount, Sir Thomas Pope (1649-1697) Censura Celebriorum Authorum

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2764B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Blount, Sir Thomas Pope (1649-1697) Censura Celebriorum Authorum. London: Chiswell, 1690.
First edition, folio, half-title present, title printed in red and black, bound in full contemporary English paneled calf, joints starting, 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.
Blount begins with the Pre-Socratics and gives biographical notes, synopses, quotes, and other information on the works of his selection of authors of note, right up to the "modern" writers of his own century: Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Willis, Hugo Grotius, Julius Caesar Scaliger, and others, with index.
Estimate $200-300

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Blount, London, Hugo Grotius, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Willis