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Ecphrasis Paraphraseos Georgii Buchanani in Psalmo

Ecphrasis Paraphraseos Georgii Buchanani in Psalmo by BUCHANAN, George (1620)

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Author: BUCHANAN, George
Title: Ecphrasis Paraphraseos Georgii Buchanani in Psalmos Davidis
Year: 1620
Publisher: George Eld
Place: London
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Price: £450
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[16] pp 364 [4] errata. Poetical translation of the psalms by Scotland's most famous humanist, collated and complete and bound in seventeenth century calf. The leather binding is dry and rubbed to edges and extremities, with remnants of delicate gilt decoration to the spine and edge rolls to the boards. Internally complete as called for with the terminal errata and blank; a closed tear near the gutter of B1, loss along foreedge of p41 not affecting text; attractive printer's device to title page. The text is printed in columns, a sophisticated piece of work by George Eld. This paraphrase of the psalms is regarded as Buchanan's masterpiece: ' Their aim is not theological or educational... but fits entirely within the Humanist project of revitalizing ancient texts by translating them into Latin. As such, George Buchanan’s Psalmorum Davidis paraphrasis poetica was an instant success in the sixteenth century.' (Dick Wursten)

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