Lot 21 View Catalog
Title: Metaphysica - With the bookplate and signature of William Byrd of Westover, Virginia
Author: Maccovius, Johannes
Description: [viii], 407,  pp. Bound With: Senguerdius, Arnoldus. Idea Metaphysicae Generalis. Utrecht: Joannem a Waesberge, 1647. [vi], 206,  pp. 12.2x6.5 cm. (4¾x2½"), period full vellum, leather spine label.With the (trimmed) bookplate of William Byrd, of Westover, Virginia. A handsome, elaborate armorial bookplate engraved circa 1725, but probably not in America. Colonel William Byrd (1674-1744) “was a very distinguished Virginian: was born to an ample fortune, liberally educated, and became the patron of science and literature in his native state” - Allen. Byrd also had one of the largest libraries in colonial Virginia. Allen, American Bookplates, 123.
Heading: (Byrd, William of Westover, Virginia - His Book)Place Published: Amsterdam
Publisher: Joannem Janssonium
Date Published: 1651
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