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Chaloner (Thomas) Autograph inscription signed, "Sum Thomae Chaloneri 1557", on the title-page of Wolfgang Lazius' Commentariorum Reipub. Romanae illius, in exteris provincijs, bello acquisitis, constitutae, libri duodecim, [1551], printed title only, 1557.

 

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Chaloner (Sir Thomas, the elder, diplomat and writer, 1521-65) Autograph inscription signed, "Sum Thomae Chaloneri 1557", on the title-page of Wolfgang Lazius' Commentariorum Reipub. Romanae illius, in exteris provincijs, bello acquisitis, constitutae, libri duodecim, [1551], printed title-page only, cut down, several wormholes, slightly browned, folio, 1557.

⁂ "To the Elizabethans, Chaloner's fame rested not on his English works, but on his Latin poetry, his military and diplomatic service to four Tudor monarchs, and his escape from drowning off the coast of Algiers. But today he is mostly remembered as the first translator into English of Desiderius Erasmus's Praise of Folly (1549)." - Oxford DNB.

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Chaloner (Sir Thomas, the elder, diplomat and writer, 1521-65) Autograph inscription signed, "Sum Thomae Chaloneri 1557", on the title-page of Wolfgang Lazius' Commentariorum Reipub. Romanae illius, in exteris provincijs, bello acquisitis, constitutae, libri duodecim, [1551], printed title-page only, cut down, several wormholes, slightly browned, folio, 1557.

⁂ "To the Elizabethans, Chaloner's fame rested not on his English works, but on his Latin poetry, his military and diplomatic service to four Tudor monarchs, and his escape from drowning off the coast of Algiers. But today he is mostly remembered as the first translator into English of Desiderius Erasmus's Praise of Folly (1549)." - Oxford DNB.

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