Kisses, being the Basia of Johannes Secundus rendered into English verse …

SECUNDUS, Johannes. Kisses, being the Basia of Johannes Secundus rendered into English verse by Thomas Stanley 1647.

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SECUNDUS, Johannes. Kisses, being the Basia of Johannes Secundus rendered into English verse by Thomas Stanley 1647. The Nonesuch Press. 1923.

8vo. Original patterned paper covered boards; title printed in black on upper board; in the original glassine wrapper; edges untrimmed, some pages unopened; title-page printed in red and black, woodcut head and tail piece ornaments; pp. [viii], 14, [6]; publisher's watermark to some pages; front board slight warped; glassine with wear to extremities; otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. Number 642 of a print run limited to 752 copies. Translated by T. Stanley. The "Basia" of the Neo-Latin poet Joannes Secundus (1511-1536), a collection of nineteen poems in various metres exploring the theme of the kiss.

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