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Cynegeticon. Or, A Poem of Hunting by  trans.)  Falsicus (Christopher Wase - First English edition - 1654 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

Cynegeticon. Or, A Poem of Hunting

by Grattius, Falsicus (Christopher Wase, trans.)

Condition: Contemporary dark calf, spine gilt, a.e.g., slightly rubbed


London: Printed for Charles Adams, 1654. First English edition. Three-page preliminary poem by Edmund Waller, twenty-four-page preface. Parallel Latin and English text. [94], 86 pp. 12mo. Contemporary dark calf, spine gilt, a.e.g., slightly rubbed. First English edition. Three-page preliminary poem by Edmund Waller, twenty-four-page preface. Parallel Latin and English text. [94], 86 pp. 12mo. "Nothing in known respecting this author [Grattius], except that Ovid speaks of him as a contemporary. The poem is heroic, and consists of 536 lines: its style is hard and prosaic; it describes the weapons and arts of the chase, horses and hounds; but the science is rather Greek than Italian, and the information contained in it is principally derived from Xenophon." (A History of Roman Classical Literature, Browne, 317). Wase's commentary includes chapters on "the styles of hunting different from the English, both antique and forreigne" and "the modern authors who have written upon this subject." The first edition in Latin was published in Lyon by Sebastian Gryphius in 1537. ESTC R1966; Wing G-1581; Schwerdt I, p. 217. Provenance: Bent Juel-Jenson (bookplate); Robert S. Pirie (bookplate)



  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 304178
  • Title: Cynegeticon. Or, A Poem of Hunting
  • Author: Grattius, Falsicus (Christopher Wase, trans.)
  • Format/binding:Three-page preliminary poem by Edmund Waller, twenty-four-page preface. Parallel Latin and English text. [94], 86 pp. 12mo
  • Book condition: Used - Contemporary dark calf, spine gilt, a.e.g., slightly rubbed
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First English edition
  • Publisher: Printed for Charles Adams
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1654
  • Keywords: Poetry | Sports & Games
  • Bookseller catalogs: Sports & Games; Literature;
  • Subjects: SPORTS & RECREATION / General;


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