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Mary Rich; Anthony Walker
Eyphka Eyphka [Eureka Eureka] The Virtuous Woman Found Her Loss Bewailed and Character Exemplified
London: Nathanael Ranew, 1678. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 7" by 4.5". None. Here appears the first printings of The Countess of Warwick, Mary Rich's writings. These were previously unpublished and are here in the form of a very scarce dedicatory sermon, written in honour of March Rich. The very first printing of Mary Rich's works. With black borders to the title page, an indication of respect and mourning. This work has been written and compiled by Anthony Walker who delivered the sermon at Mary's funeral. Mary was the Countess Dowager of Warwick, and is referred to in the title page as 'that most excellent lady, the right honourable, and eminently religious and charitable.. the most illustrious pattern of sincere piety, and solid goodness this age hath produced'. Walker has also written a biography on Rich appended to the sermon, followed by her own writings. Being the first publication of Mary Rich's selected works, her scriptural and occasional meditations, in addition to her spiritual instructions to George, earl of Berkeley. Also known under the title 'Eureka Eureka' or 'Eurhka Eurhka'. ESTC no. R233189 Bound without endpapers. Lacking the portrait frontispiece in addition to the first and final blanks according to the ESTC collation. With the register: A3-A8, B-P8. With a separate title page for 'Occasional Meditations Upon Sundry Subjects' by Mary Rich and a separate half-title to 'Pious Reflections'. Both of these title pages are included in the register. Mary Rich, (Nee Boyle), 'attained almost legendary status as a pattern … [Click Below for Full Description]
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