Britannia rediviva. OXFORD.
Britannia rediviva
ROCHESTER'S FIRST PUBLISHED POEM

Britannia rediviva

Oxford: A & L. Lichfield, Acad. typogr. 1660. 4to (185 x 140 mm). Collation A^4 (a)^4 B^4 (b)^2 C-L^4 M^2 2A-2F^4. [152] pages. Large woodcut vignette of the University printers on title-page, verso with woodcut of the royal arms and initials "C.R." Mottled calf by Riviere, all edges gilt. Provenance: William B. Crocker (armorial bookplate). Spine and boards edges dried and cracking, one spine label partly perished. Item #405933

FIRST EDITION of this collection of royalist congratulatory verse compiled by Oxonians upon the accession of Charles II, in Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, French and English. The collection includes the first published appearance of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, then a 13-year old undergraduate, and the second appearance in print by John Locke. ESTC R203103; Grolier/Wither to Prior 96; Madan III:2466; Wing O863.

Price: $2,500.00

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