Description[Featured Lot]. [Oliver Cromwell]. Oliva Pacis. Ad Illustrissimum Celsissimumq; Oliverum, Reipub. Angliæ, Scotiæ, & Hiberniæ Dominum Protectorem; De Pace Cum Fœderatis Belgis Feliciter Sanctia, Carmen Cantabrigiense. Cambridge: Ex Celeberrimae Academiae Typographeo, 1654. Krown & Spellman retail: $750. First Edition.
4to. 4, A4, a2, B-G4, H2. 20th c. full sheep, blind ruled, title gilt on spine, edges speckled red; contemporary owner's note at top of t.p. trimmed, G1 & G4 cut shorter with loss of one catch-mark; else quite clean and crisp. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
In 1654, on the occasion of the peace with Holland these verses were composed by members of the university to celebrate the event, and dedicated it to Cromwell. The text is in Latin with one poem in Greek. The authors include Benjamin Whichcot, Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Fuller, Francis Quarles, John Stillingfleet, and many others. Wing C348. ESTC r207014. Thomason II, 740:2. Abbott 684.
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