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BLACKMORE, Richard M. D.:
KING ARTHUR. An Heroick Poem. In Twelve Books. To which is annexed, an Index, explaining the names of countrys, citys, and rivers, &c.
London,. Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil at the Black Swan in Pater-Noster-Row, and Jacob Tonson at the Judges Head in Fle, 1697. London,. Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil at the Black Swan in Pater-Noster-Row, and Jacob Tonson at the Judges Head in Fleet-Street, MDCXVII (1697). (This setting of the imprint is without the text "near the Inner-Temple-gate").. FIRST EDITION IN 12 BOOKS 1697. An expanded version of the author's first epic poem, Prince Arthur, which had appeared in ten books in 1695. Folio, approximately 330 x 200 mm, 13 x 8 inches, pages: Title page, i- xvii, [1] errata, 1-343, folowed by 1 blank and [8] - index, bound in full contemporary panelled calf, blind decoration to covers, sometime rebacked in lighter calf with raised bands, no lettering or label. Covers slightly worn and lightly pitted, small chip to surface on lower cover, corners slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked, small pale water stain to title page, light crease to lower corner of title page and next few pages, slight worming to lower margin of title page persisting but decreasing to page 195, small pale damp stain to lower inner margin from page 335 to the end of the index, otherwise contents bright and clean. A very good tight copy. ESTC R235060. Sir Richard Blackmore (1654-1729) was a physician and a poet with a passion for writing epics. He supported the Glorious Revolution, and his first epic Prince Arthur (1695) was a celebration of William III. The poem was based on the form of Virgil's The Aeneid and the subject matter of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Br … [Click Below for Full Description]
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