Full title: "Title: Lyricorum libri IV, Epodon liber unus alterque epigrammatum."
Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (1595–1640) was a Jesuit, professor at Vilnius University, and one of the most famous Latin writing 17th century European poets. He was awarded a laurel wreath by Pope Urban VIII, singling him out as the most prominent poet of the era. Sarbiewski wrote several works on rhetoric and poetry. His collection of poetry Three Books of Lyrics (Lyricorum libri tres) was first published in 1625 in Cologne. The collection was later supplemented by the author and translated into English, French, Italian, German, Polish, Czech, and Lithuanian and republished more than 50 times. The title page of the 1632 edition Four Books of Lyrics is decorated with an engraving by Cornelius Galle (1576–1650), which is based on a drawing by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640).