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    David Whitford. Musaeus Grammaticus, Moschus, & Bionis, Quae Extant Omnia: Quibus accessere quaedam selectiora Theocriti Eidyllia. Impressa majore Charactere, Sculptura adornata, Latin-que Carmine reditta, Graecis regione appositis. London: Thomas Roycroft for John Martin, Jacob Allestrye, & Thomas Dicas, 1659. Krown & Spellman retail: $400. 4to. A-T4,U2. [8],143p. Later calf-backed boards, both covers detached, lacks spine. Two full-page engravings by William Faithorne (Fagan 75), decorated initials, head-pieces. First Edition Thus. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. David Whitford (1626-74) soldier and scholar. The DNB calls him an "excellent scholar." Wing M3131. ESTC r7777. Hoffmann II,606. Ebert 14558 "Neat and scarce. printed in capitals, and prized on account of Whitford's metrical version."

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