Geor: Buchanani Scoti, Poemata quae extant. Editio postrema. [ Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis poetica. ]
Lugduni Batav. : Ex officina Elzeviriana, Ao 1628. 0. 24mo. 4.5" x 2.25" x 1.5" [11.4cm x 6cm x 3.6cm]. [14pp.]/p.15 - p.384/ p.389 - p.511/[14pp.] A very good original full leather binding. Endpapers lifting from board exposing binding; with previous owners signature in a contemporary hand: "Thomas Jackson". Engraved title page. No punctuation after "Elzeviriana". Contains a paraphrase of the Psalms (p. 15-180), followed by plays ("Iephthes" and "Baptistes"), poems, and translations of Euripides' "Medea" and "Alcestis", all in Latin. On p.4 - p.11, "Georgii Buchanani vita.."; with various notes at the end - 14pp. (unpaginated). Referenced by: Darlow & Moule, note after 6149 . An edition recorded by Willems; no. 292. Full contents list reads: G. Buchanani vita ab ipso scripta biennio ante mortem ; Psalmorum Davidis paraphrasis poetica ; Iephthes, sive votum, tragoedia ; Baptistes, sive calumnia, tragoedia ; Franciscanus & fratres ; Elegiarum liber ; Sylvarum liber ; Hendecasyllab[o]n liber ; Iamb[o]n liber ; Epigrammatum libri iii ; Miscellaneorum liber ; De sphaera mundi lib. v. ; Euripidis Medea ; Eiusdem Alcestis . ** "George Buchanan (1506-1582), came from a family of five sons and three daughters brought up by their widowed mother Agnes Heriot. While in Paris Buchanan wrote a satire against Cardinal Beaton, "Franciscantis" (published 1567) which caused him to be denounced as a heretic. He escaped to England and then to Bordeaux, where he taught until 1547. He then went to teach at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, was condemned by the Inquisition, and while in prison translated the Psalms into Latin. He was released in 1553, and was in France and Italy until 1561, when he returned to Scotland and became tutor to Mary, Queen of Scots. He joined the newly-formed General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and in 1566 he was appointed Principal of St Leonard's College in St Andrews, but the murder of Lord Darnley in the following year brought his friendship with Mary to an end. He became an active opponent of the Queen, and produced pamphlets against her. In 1567 he became Moderator of the General Assembly, and he was made tutor to the young James VI. His accusations against Mary were published as "De Maria Scotorum Regina" (1571), translated as "Ane Detectioun of the Duings of Mary Quene". Buchanan remained active in politics and the church until his death ten years later. He is buried in Greyfriars' Churchyard in Edinburgh, and is remembered as one of the greatest Latinists of his age. His output, nearly all in Latin, includes several plays and a 20-volume history of Scotland. " - See Andrew Crummey website.
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Keywords: 34612 Lugduni Batav. : Ex Officina Elzeviriana Geor: Buchanani Scoti, Poemata Quae Extant. Editio Postrema Buchanan, George Latin: : 17th Century