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Epigrammata et Poematia vetera

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, French, 16th century, Editor Pierre Pithou (French, 1539–1596), Publisher Jacob Chouet (16th–17th century), Printer Antonius Candidus (French, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland


Overall: 17 x 10.8 x 4.7 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one woodcut printer's device on title

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

Geneva: Antonius Candidus for Jacob Chouet, 1596) Quarto; 312 leaves; contemporary stiff vellum, reddish-brown cloth box.

Geneva: Antonius Candidus for Jacob Chouet, 1596


Early ownership inscription (illegible) on front flyleaf; David Erskine, 1756 (inscr. on title); E.P. Goldschmidt, London, from whose catalogue 86 (item 97) purchased in 1948 by Anna Hoyt Mavor, Boston; her son James W. Mavor, Jr., by whom given to the MFA, December 17, 1986.

Credit Line

Gift of James W. Mavor, Jr.