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Fletcher, Phineas.]
The purple island or the Isle of Man: together with piscatorie eclogs and other poetical miscellanies. By P. F.
printed by the printers to the universitie, Cambridge, 1633. First edition, small 4to, pp. [14], 181, [5], 96, 101-130, [2]; title printed in red and black and within a woodcut border, printer's device on title, woodcut ornaments and initials; 18th century calf, red and green morocco labels on spine; joints starting; very good. "The Piscatorie Eclogs, and Other Poeticall Miscellanies" has a separate dated title page, pagination, and register. "Elisa, or An Elegie upon the Unripe Decease of Sr. Antonie Irby" has a separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous.The final leaf contains a verse, "To my deare friend, the Spencer of this age," a poem by Francis Quarles The Purple Island is an elaborate allegorical poem describing the human body with anatomical notes in the margin. STC 11082; Hayward 67; Pforzheimer 376. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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