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LYDGATE, John
The life and death of Hector. One, and the first of the most puissant, valiant, and renowned monarches of the world.
London, Thomas Purfoot, Anno. Dom. 1614., Thomas Purfoot. [A VIRGINIA COPY] FIRST EDITION thus. Folio. pp. [xii], 131, 126-318, [ii]. [par.] , A-K , L M-2C , 2D . Roman letter, some Italic, in double column. Title within a large woodcut border, with arms of James I at head, shield devices of Europe, Asia, Africa and America in corners, large figures of Wisdome, Science at sides, author writing in his study below (Mckerrow and Ferguson 130B), floriated woodcut initials grotesque woodcut head-pieces and floriated tail-pieces, typographical ornaments. Contemporary autograph of “Edw. Palmer pretm. 5s”, the Elizabethan antiquary, at head of title, “Eliza. Calthorpe given me by my father” in slightly later hand next to it, autograph of ‘James Calthorpe’ below. Light age yellowing, small defect repaired, on verso, at lower inner corner of title, just affecting woodcut border, damp staining, mould at lower inner corner, especially the first gathering, first four leaves strengthened there with old paper on versos, just touching a letter and two catch words. An interesting copy in C18th calf, covers bordered with a gilt roll, rebacked in match sheep, with raised bands, double gilt ruled in compartments, red morocco label gilt, edges gilt rolled marble endpapers, all edges yellow. Edward Palmer (c.1555–1624) was a gentleman with antiquarian interests from Gloucestershire, renowned for his extensive collections, notably of Roman coins: William Camden called him “a curious and diligent Antiquarie”. He is best remembered however for his purchase of the then unnamed Garrett Island in the … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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