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Greville, Fulke, Lord Brooke
Certaine Learned And Elegant VVorkes Of The Right Honorable Fvlke Lord Brooke, Written in his Youth, and familiar Exercise with Sir Philip Sidney. The seuerall Names of which Workes the following page doth declare
London: 1663: Printed by E.[lizabeth]P[urslowe]. for Henry Seyle, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Tygers head in St. Paules, 1633. Printed: 1633. 1554-1628 Small folio, 8 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches . First edition. p2; d-k4, L2, D-Z4, Aa-Qq4 Rr6, This copy is complete, lacking the first and last blank leaves. In all the known copies of this work the pagination begins with p. 23, signature d. It is generally believed that the book originally began with "A treatise on religion" said to have been suppressed by order of Archbishop Laud. Grosart thinks the missing pages were prefatory matter containing a life of the author "with fuller details of his murder than his friends cared to let the world read" as stated in Biographia Britannica. cf. Memorial-introd. in Grosart's edition of Brooke's works, 1870, and Grolier Club, Catalogue of ... works ... from Wither to Prior, 1905. This copy is in good condition internally with only the usual minor dampstaining, and closely trimed . It is bound in full nineteenth century calfskin, ruled in gilt with edges stained safron. The binding has been skillfully rebacked . Fulke Greville, afterwards lord Brooke, wrote (but did not publish) at the end of the sixteenth century a miscellaneous collection of poems called Caelica. The collection consisted of one hundred and nine short poems, on each of which the author bestowed the title of sonnet. Only thirty-seven, however, are quatorzains. The remaining seventy-two so-called 'sonnets' are lyrics of all lengths and in all meters. There is little internal connection among Brooke's … [Click Below for Full Description]
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