Honestissimi Poetae et Gallici du Bartae Translatoris Inclytissimi M.ri Iosuae Sylvestri Vera Effigies.Behould the Man whoe Words & Workes were One...Who liv'd beloved and a Saint Expired, John Vicars.
Rare copper engraving. Plate 242 x 158mm. 9½ x 6¼". Trimmed to the plate.
Prefix to his 1633 and 1634 editions of his translations of Saluste du Bartas, 'Divine weekes and workes'. Joshua Sylvester (1563-1618) was an English Poet. In 1591 a title-page to his 'Yvry' stated that he was in the service of the Merchant Adventurer's Company. He was a land steward for a short time before in 1606, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, gave him a small pension as a part-time court poet. By 1613 he had become secretary to the Merchant Adventurers and was based in Middelburg in the Low Countries.
BM: 1890,0415.136. Hind: III.256.9.
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