La Sepmaine ou creation du monde.

Salluste (Guillaume de, Sieur du Bartas)

La Sepmaine ou creation du monde.

Reueuë, augmentee, & embellie en diuers passages par l'autheur mesme. En cette derniere edition ont esté adioustez l'argument general, amples sommaires au commencement de chasque liure, annotations en marge, & explicatio[n]s des principales dificultez du texte, par S.G.S. [i.e. Simon Goulart de Senlis].

Description: woodcut device on title, repeated at end of each 'Day', woodcut illustration at the beginning of each 'Day', some damp-staining throughout of varying intensity but never very heavy, small hole in 1 leaf with the loss of about 4 words (the type is very small), single worm hole in lower margins from the start, but petering out by p. 67, pp. [xlvii], 623, 12mo, contemporary Oxford binding of calf, excellent impression of Pearson's Centrepiece i at the centre of the covers, hatching at either end of spine, later paper label on spine, partly defective, remains of green silk ties, vellum manuscript flyleaves, upper corners very very worn with some crude attempt to disguise the damage, lower corners much less worn, headcap defective and headband attached at one end only

Publication Details: [Geneva:] Jaques Chovet, 1588

Notes: Despite the damage, and because of the excellent impression of the (undamaged) centrepiece, an attractive Oxford binding. Du Bartas' Sepmaine was first published in 1578. This revised edition is scarce: the copy in All Souls (the only one in COPAC) is the variant printed for the widow of Jean Durant; and of our variant WorldCat records only 2 copies in the US. See Ker, Pastedowwns, Centrepiece v.

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Price: £2,000

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1588

Stock Number: 53171

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