Gerardus Joannes Vossius (1570-1649).
Title De Veterum Poetarum Temporibus Libri Duo, Qui Sunt De Poetis Graecis et Latinis.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition Second Edition
Publisher Amsterdam: Ex Typographejo Ioannis Blaeu, 1662
Seller ID CH814-019
SECOND EDITION, first edition 1654 (Library of Congress). 4to. 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. A-O4 Aa-Ll4 Mm2. [vi], 97, , [1blank]; [ii], 87,  pp. Woodcut printer's device on title page, tailpiece, index, half-title for De Poetis Latinis, decorative initial, tailpieces, index; text unmarked, conjugate leaves Ll2 and Ll3 coming loose. Blind-paneled calf, raised bands; binding square and tight, inner hinges cracked at front and rear. Bookseller's description mounted on front paste-down. Bookplate of Sir Henry Fitz Herbert, Bart. on front paste-down. Very Good. Gerrit Vos, often known by his Latin name, Gerardus Vossius, was a Dutch classical scholar and theologian. Vos studied classics, Hebrew, Church History, and Theology at the University of Leiden, beginning in 1595, where he was a lifelong friend of Hugo Grotius. Vossius was well-known in England and France and participated in the Pelagian controversies, albeit hoping to moderate the disputes. He had many contacts in England, including Archbishop Laud, Thomas Farnaby, Brian Duppa, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, James Ussher, and Christopher Wren. In 1632 Vossius left Leiden to take the post of professor of history at the Athenaeum Illustre at Amsterdam. This study of the Greek and Latin poets, which includes a chronological study and comments on a variety of Greek and Latin poets, is particularly important for the variety of typefaces used in its presentation of the text, including Van Dijk from Enschede, Augustijn, Granjon and others. References: Duke of Devonshire's Library: Catalogue of the Library at Chatsworth, p. 105; Royal Society, Catalogue of Miscellaneous Literature in the Library, p. 255 (1654).
Gerardus Joannes Vossius, De Veterum Poetarum Temporibus Libri Duo, Qui Sunt De Poetis Graecis et Latinis, Ex Typographejo Ioannis Blaeu, Classics, Latin Poetry, Greek Poetry, Typography