Meurs. Creta, Cyprus, Rhodus. Amsterdam. 1675. contemporary calf, Archbishop Marsh's copy
Creta, Cyprus, Rhodus. Amsterdam: Abraham Wolfgang, 1675
FIRST EDITION, 3 parts in one, small 4to (200 x 150mm.), contemporary calf, binding rubbed and restored (new spine and corners)
Blackmer 1121; not in Atabey
Narcissus [Marsh], inscription on title-page dated 1690 as bishop of Ferns and Leighlin, stating that this was a gift from Frances Guise, the widow of William Guise (the Oriental scholar, died 1683), and with Marsh's Greek motto at head of title-page; Dr. Timothy Godwin (Goodwyn, ?1670-1729), Lord Archbishop of Cashel, armorial bookplate on verso of title-page (he was appointed archbishop in 1727); John Cliffe AM, 1767, signature on first and third title
Marsh (1638-1713) was appointed bishop of Ferns and Leighlin in 1683, subsequently archbishop of Cashel in 1691 and of Dublin in 1694, where he founded a public library (now Marsh's Library) in around 1701. There are other volumes still in Marsh's Library that came from Frances Guise.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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