Metra miscellanea epigrammatum libri tres. Sylvarum totidem. Accesserunt Eulogia aloquot illustrium heroum.
Cologne, J. Busaeus, 1657. Ed. altera auctior (first edition: libri duo; Rome, 1645). 12mo. [xx], 250 pp. With engraved title page. 18th century marbled boards with green label on the spine. (spine a bit faded and chafed, boards a bit stained; smal hole in first flyleaf and pastedown; libr. stamp on title-page and flyleaf, first gathering misbound but complete, head cut short, sometimes (from the second half onwards) affecting the running title; from p. 183 onwards small marginal water stain)
¶ Handwritten provenance on flyleaf: "I.B. van de Mortel 1804".
¶ "Ireland's leading humanist and eminent Latin versifier and prose writer [...]." F.X.Martin, F.J.Byrne, A new history of Ireland III, pp. 581-582.
¶ "[Luke] Wadding's [...] nephew in the Order, Father Bonaventure Baron of Clonmel, was a gifted and versatile scholar, and was recognized as a distinguished humanist by the scholars of his day. [..] In 1676 he became historiographer and theologian to Cosmo III." Benignus Millett, The Irish Franciscans, 1651-1665, pp. 469-472.
¶ "Among the poems in this extremely rare volume, are some addressed to Delmot Molrone, St. Bridget, St. Patrick, Mary Wadding and others." Th.Thorpe, Manuscripts, Upon Papyrus, Vellum, and Paper, in Various Languages [...], p. 10.
¶ Not in Brunet, nor in IJsewijn.
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