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A Collection of Poems: Viz. The Temple of Death: By the Marquis of Normanby. An Epistle to the Earl of Dorset: By Charles Montague, Lord Halifax. The Duel of the Stags: By Sir Robert Howard. With Several Original Poems, Never Before Printed by The E. of Roscommon, The E. of Rochester, The E. of Orrery, Sir Charles Sedley, Sir George Etherege, Mr. Granville, Mr. Stepney and Mr. Dryden, &c.
London, Daniel Brown, 1701. First edition. Leather. London: Daniel Brown, 1701. First edition. Leather. Near Fine. 8" by 5". None. A interesting and important selection of poetry, this being a new and enlarged edition. Featuring the work of numerous important poets, and include several first printings of many notable works. First, thus. First published in 1693, this particular edition have been enlarged and largely revised. ESTC No. T116471. This particular edition is important and includes several first printings of important poems. Towards the rear of the copy is the first printed of "The Spleen, by Anne Finch, though in this printing the poem is attributed to "A Lady". This is made more significant with 'The Spleen' being Finch's seminal work. The copy also includes the first printing of John Philips poetical imitation of Milton"s work titled "Splendid Shilling". Allegedly this work was included in this volume without Phillips consent. Thirdly, the worl features the first printing of William Congreve's follow on from Aphra Behn's poem titiled, 'Epilogue to Oroonoko&apos. The other poets featured in this volume include: Charles Montague, Sir Robert Howard, The Earl of Roscommon, The Earl of Rochester, The Earl of Orrery, Sir Charles Sedley, Sir George Etherege, Mr. Granville, Mr. Stepney and Mr. Dryden, Mrs Wharton, among many others. This volume has been sympathetically rebacked, with attractive blindstamped calf boards. Previous owners ink inscription to the title of the first poem, that reads 'Griff Rue&apos. With three pages of publi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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