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John Donne
DEVOTIONS UPON EMERGENT OCCASIONS BY JOHN DONNE 1634 Fourth Edition
London: Augustine Mathewes, 1634. Good condition. [DONNE, JOHN (1572-1631)]. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and Severall Steps in my Sicknesse. Digested into I. Meditations, Upon our Humane Condition. 2. Expostulations, and Debatements With God. 3. Prayers, Upon the Severall Occasions, to Him. London: Printed by A[ugustine]. M[athewes]. and are to be sold by Charles Greene, 1634. Softcover. Fourth edition. 24mo (103 x 55 mm), 524 pages. Unpaginated. Signatures: A-Y12 (Y11, Y12 blank). Colophon verso final textual leaf. Contemporary stamped and panelled limp vellum. Covers with intersecting gilt rules, central floral ornament, and fleurs-de-lys corner-pieces. Smooth spine gilt-ruled and -tooled. English text. Additional engraved title-page (with effigy of John Donne in his death shroud based on his marble effigy in St. Paul's) by William Marshal. Type-ornament head-pieces. Decorative and capital initials. Terminal blanks. The work divided into twenty-three parts, chronologically ordered, each part consisting of three sub-sections (meditation, expostulation and prayer). Condition: GOOD. Some soiling and wear to covers with much of the gilt faded or absent. Engraved title-page slightly browned at head and archivally repaired and rehinged with a little loss to top inner corner and fore-margin. Light browning and soiling throughout. Four textual leaves provided in facsimile. Wanting initial blank. Final two blanks present, the last used as a pastedown. Minor ink marks to a couple of leaves, not touching text. Provenance: old ink ownership inscription of Elizabeth Berron to a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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