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HOBBES, Thomas (1588--1679)
De mirabilibus Pecci: being the wonders of the Peak in Darby-shire, commonly called the Devil's Arse of Peak. In English and Latine. The Latine written by Thomas Hobbes of Malmsbury. The English by a person of quality.
London: printed for William Crook, 1678.
[2], 83, [1], [8] p. ; 16.8 cm. (8°)

English (roman type) and Latin (italic) on opposite pages. The Latin text only was originally published in an undated edition, probably in 1636, and later translated into English without the permission of the author and here first published. Hobbes had been the tutor of William Cavendish, who succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Devonshire in 1626, and this poem was written after a tour of the Peak District in the company of Cavendish and the physician and poet Dr. Richard Andrews in August 1627. With license to print on verso of title-page: 'Licensed. Septemb. 3d. 1677. Rog. L'estrange'. Page 82 misnumbered 84. With [8] final pages of advertisement for 'Books Printed for William Crook', in which the quarto edition of Hobbes's Latin text is also listed as on sale. ESTC r22330; Wing H2224.

Binding Contemporary calf, blind-tooled panels within blind-ruled borders.

Reference Number 1440


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