Historia Civilis & Ecclesiastica. Ab orbe condito ad annum 1633.…

~ Historia Civilis & Ecclesiastica. Ab orbe condito ad annum 1633. Editio postrema emendata. Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1644.

Small 8vo (95 × 40 mm), pp. [viii], 309, [7] (including engraved title and three final blank leaves). Early underlining to a few pages at opening. Some light dampstaining and occasional thumbing. Contemporary vellum with overlapping fore-edges. Lightly soiled. A very nice copy.

Aberdeen-born scholar and poet John Johnston (c.1565–1611) spent over a decade in continental Europe, matriculating at the University of Rostock and being appointed regent at the university of Heidelberg in 1587. He returned to Scotland in 1591 and was based at St Andrews for the rest of his life. Historia Civilis & Ecclesiastica was first published, posthumously, in 1633. OCLC lists non-Continental copies at Bodley, Glasgow, Penn and Morgan only. There is a copy at the NLS. Willems 1011

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