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HOBBES, Thomas; COTTON, Charles.
De Mirabilibus Pecci: being the vvonders [wonders] of the peak in Darby-shire, commonly called the Devil’s Arse of Peak. In English and Latine. The Latine written by Thomas Hobbes of Malmsbury. The English by a person of quality. [BOUND WITH] The Wonders of the Peake. The Third Edition.
London: printed for William Crook at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1678. First edition in English. 8vo. [ii], 81, 84-85, [9]. Complete and correct with the frontis, followed by title page, license to print dated September 3d 1677, advertisement, then the poem itself, with English and Latin on opposite pages, the eight-page catalogue of books printed for William Crook is also present. Early signature to title page Wile on Bateman; early initials to title page H. M. Last line on pages 42-43 early deletion by hand. Occasional very slight mark, but a clean example overall. ESTC R22330 [BOUND WITH] COTTON, Charles. The Wonders of the Peake. The Third Edition. London: Everingham and Whitlege, 1694. Pp [iv], 86. Somewhat browned and foxed, paper flaw to F3 and F4 with loss of one or two letters; extra engraving of Pools Hole inserted to page 4, extra engraving The Devils Arse near Castleton inserted to page 47. Early annotation to dedication leaf 2 da. Of Wm Cecil Earl of Salisbury. She died in 1689. Also to foot page 5 *Tradition says that the outlaw Poole was driven from Hartington in the county of Derby – J Masch. ESTC R32522. Later half calf on paper boards, recently rebacked. To the front fly leaf is written Hobbes’ De Mirabilibus Pecci is the best of his poetical performaces. Grange’s Biog Hist. Vol 4. P 53. A very attractive volume, bringing together two of the most significant early romantic landscape poems in English literature together. £1500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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