Adam Weinberger Rare Books

LIBRARIAN OF THE BODLEIAN

650 USD

Thomas Barlow and Thomas Pierce. Pegasus or the Flying Horse from Oxford. Oxford, [1648]  4to., 17.5 x 13 cm.,  12pp. inc. final blank;  device on title of University arms.  Modern green cloth and gilt.  Internally, some general toning and small tear to inner margin of first leaf. Ref: Wing B83.  Barlow was a provost of Queen's college and was elected to the librarianship of the Bodleian on 6 April 1652.   The tract consists of two anonymous letters, known now to be  Barlow (1607-1691) and Pierce (1622-1691), both fervent Oxford men.  The target or the work is  is Philip Herbert, Earl of Montgomery and Earl of Pembroke, "who at the time was vice-chancellor of Oxford and superintending visitation of the colleges. " The Bedlamites  in the title  invokes  'madmen'  in a denigrating manner  taken from the Hospital of Saint Mary of Bethlehem, a former London institution for the insane. The tract  also invokes Sancho Panza to belittle him stating  "though it bee but as a Negro, or Zany, or Sancho (showing how influential Cervantes was in England)  [Ref:  Randall and Boswell. Cervantes in Seventeenth-Century England: The Tapestry Turned]  $650.00 #AWBOOKSIGCAT1  #Bedlamites #Insane #Cervantes  #EnglishCivilWar #Bodleian  #17thcentury   #rarebooks #specialcollections #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram  Terms: Subject to prior sale. Will comment "Sold" if sold.  Please contact webuyrarebooks@gmail.com to reserve and for payment. 30 Day return for any reason.