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Poemata Varii Argumenti,
R. Royston, 1678. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. In Latin. Rebacked. Bound in full calf. (8), 238, (1)p. Final leaf is blank. ESTC R17058. William Dillingham (1617-1689) was a Latin poet and anthologist. "In 1678 Dillingham published 'Poemata varii argumenti', the first English anthology of neo-Latin verse. The anthology included many poems by Dillingham himself; his translations from George Herbert take up nearly a quarter of the whole." - ODNB. George Herbert (1593-1633) was a Church of England clergyman and poet Contained within is the neo-Latin sports poem 'Suleianum' by Dillingham, inspired by the earl of Westmorland's bowling green at Sullehay Lodge. It presents the sport of bowling as a Virgilian Epic sports battle. With Douglas Cleverton bookplate to the front pastedown. Thomas Douglas James Cleverdon (1903-1987) was an English radio producer and bookseller. Condition: Very good. Some loss to the leather. Offsetting to the first and last few pages. Ink inscription to the front blank. Pencil initials to the rear paste down. Worming to the margin.
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