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COTTON, Charles - The Wonders of The Peake - 1681 - FIRST EDITION
COTTON, Charles. The Wonders of The Peake. London: for Joanna Brome, 1681. FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 6-7/8" x 4-1/2", [ii]86pp., complete, bound in contemporary full speckled calf, covers ruled in blind, internally clean and bright, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine rubbed with some minor loss, overall VERY GOOD. The dedicatee is Elizabeth, Duchess of Devonshire. Written in heroic couplets, this work by Cotton was one of the first landscape poems of a movement which only became significant under Queen Anne. Charles Cotton published this satirical poem just five years after Thomas Hobbes' own "Wonders of the Peak" poem was translated into English. Cotton's poem recalls a visit to the 'Devil's Arse', nowadays known as Peak Cavern, in Castleton. Cotton is also known for contributing a treatise on fly fishing for trout in the second edition of Izaak Walton's famous book, "The Compleat Angler". Who we are - D&D Galleries was founded in 1985. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Provincial Bookfair Association of Great Britain (PBFA). So bid and buy with confidence. Our inventory (largely English language only) is slightly eclectic and ranges from the 16th through the 20th centuries with sub-specialties in S.T.C. and Wing books, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, presentation and association material as well as 17th and 18th C. British history, sets and bindings. Terms - Any item(s) may be returned with 7 days for a full refund if found to be not authentic or su … [Click Below for Full Description]
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