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Donne, John]
Ignatius His Conclave: Or His Inthronisation in a Late Election in Hell: Wherein Many Things are Mingled by Way of a Satyr; Concerning the Disposition of Jesuits, the Creation of a New Hell, the Establishing of a Church in the Moone. There is Also Added an Apology for Jesuites. All Dedicated to the Two Adversary Angels, Which are Protectors of the Papall Consistory, and of the Colledge of Sorbon. Translated out of Latine
N[icholas]. O[kes]. for Richard Moore, London. First edition in English. Title-page within single rule. [10], 143, [3] pp. Collation: A-G^12 (lacking G6,7, "An Apology for Jesuites, and blanks A1 and G9-11, additional title-page G12 canceled as usual). 12mo. First English Edition of Donne's Second Book. The first edition in English of Donne's second book, first published in Latin (Concalve Ignati, 1611) and translated by the author. "Ignatius is a brief and biting satire against Roman Catholics in general, Jesuits in particular, and all kinds of innovators, couched in the form of a dream-vision, a Menippean journey to hell where Ignatius holds court" (ODNB). Rare, one of 10 recorded copies and the only copy at auction. ESTC S100082; Grolier, Donne 6; Wither to Prior 277; Keynes 4.5. Provenance: John L. Clawson (morocco booklabel, Anderson, 20 May 1926, lot 242); Sotheby's London 13 December 1993, lot 10 (sold for £17,500 over estimate of £1,200-1,500, but returned because missing leaves not noted); Robert S Pirie (his bookplate, purchased through Quaritch subsequent to cancellation of auction sale, 1994) Full brown morocco, a.e.g., by Riviere Title-page within single rule. [10], 143, [3] pp. Collation: A-G^12 (lacking G6,7, "An Apology for Jesuites, and blanks A1 and G9-11, additional title-page G12 canceled as usual). 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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