THE DIFFERENCES OF THE AGES OF MAN LIFE. Together with the Originall causes, Progresse, and End therof. Written by the Learned Henry Cuffe, sometime Fellow of Merton College in Oxford. Newly revised ..
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Octavo contemporary sheep with later gilt label & ornamentation of spine, front board detached. Small scarlet embossed bookplate of cat with motto and modern ownership label John Lawson. Philip Bliss' copy, with his "P" mark and date of purchase (1840) on B1, edges slightly browned and occasional spotting, 213pp. *The second edition, first published posthumously in 1607, of a work by the classical scholar Henry Cuffe, professor of Greek at Oxford and later adviser to the Earl of Essex, after whose fall he was executed for treason in 1601. Bacon calls him a great scholar, and "a notable traitor by the book, being otherwise a turbulent and mutinous spirit against all superiors". In this work he "shows wide reading in the writings of the Greek philosophers; a belief in astrology, and faith in a divine providence" (DNB). This copy belonged to Philip Bliss (1787-1857) antiquary and book collector, whose library was sold in a series of sales at Sotheby's in 1858. STC 6105.
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