Milles,Thomas] translated from Pedro Mexia, Francesco Sansovino & others
ARCHAIO-PLOUTOS [Greek script - other title TIMES STORE-HOUSE] Containing, Ten following Bookes to the former TREASURIE OF AUNCIENT AND MODERNE TIMES. Being the Learned Collections, Judicious Readings & Memorable Observations: Not onely Divine, Morrall and Phylosophicall But also Poeticall, Martiall, Politicall, Historicall, Astrologicall, &c Translated out of that Worthy Spanish Gentleman, Pedro Mexia. And M. Francesco Sansovino, that Famous Italian. As also, of those Honourable Frenchmen, Anthonie du Verdier, Lord of Vaupriuaz: Loys Guyon, Sieur de la Nauche, Counsellor unto the King: Claudius Gruget, Parisian, &c.
Printed by William Jaggard [1st edition]
Allegorical titlepage with Royal Coat of Arms (James I) engraved by Renold Elstracke, copperplate illustrations with 9 mostly full-page + woodcuts in the text including c.20 cantonal Wappen of Swiss Cantons & cities as well as a fine full page cut of the
Folio contemporary calf on 6 raised bands with blind stippled rules and spine label reading Mexia 2 (spine rebacked with old relaid/corners restored) edges rouge. Engraved Title + Printed Title (with Jaggard printer's mark of flowering bough & portcullis & arm with serpent coiled around it) +pp Dedic. to Reader & Table +977pp +pp index. Two names at top margin of titlepage both crossed out (one reads B.V. Houghton), note to blank area partly erased causing small hole and few ink spots. A dozen pages with tears or corner loss, no loss of text but one has old inexpert tape repair. Faint damp marks mainly marginal to upper portion of first dozen pages and more towards the end, never making text illegible. A few old marginalia, pointing hands & other minor signs of use. Printed cancel slip pasted over a few lines of text at p126. *This volume deals with history in a much more organised way than Milles' previous work. The 1st & 2nd books deal with France, the next two with Switzerland, then Spain, Italy & the Romans. Much about medical knowledge & eastern cures. Finally a section on Muscovy (Russia), Ireland & Norway and magical stones and pearls (STC 17936.5).
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