Brome, Alexander, editor
Rump: or an exact collectionm of the choycest poems and songs relating to the late times
[Brome, Alexander, editor.] Rump: or an exact collection of the choycest poems and songs relating to the late times. By the most eminent wits, from anno 1639 to anno 1661. London: printed for Henry Brome; and Henry Marsh, 1662. (8), 376; 200 pp. + an engraved frontispiece and an engraved title-page. 8vo, contemporary calf, old red morocco label (some wear, upper cover detached). First edition thus. This important miscellany has its origin in an 89-page collection of poems published in 1660 as Ratts Rhimed to Death, which was reprinted under the present title, with additions, later the same year. This volume, however, is virtually a new book, as it contains more than two hundred more pieces than its predecessors. The compiler of this book, Alexander Brome, was a lawyer by profession, and the older brother of Henry Brome, one of the booksellers whose names appear in the imprint. Twenty of the poems here are taken from the works of John Cleveland. Small piece torn from the blank lower margin of the frontispiece; aside from the binding wear, a very good copy, complete with the longitudinal half-title which is frequently missing. Early signature on the front flyleaf of E. Hinchingbrook; later armorial Stonor bookplate. Wing B4851; Case 127 (c); CBEL II, 329.
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