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Taylor, John
Miscellany, 9 works bound in 1 vol
The first work is a later edition, the rest all first editions. Printer's ornament on title-page, woodcut initials, borders of printer's ornaments at top and bottom margins. Small 8vo. Late seventeenth-century calf, paneled and tooled in blind, the spine in five compartments, old shelf label numbered 96 at head of spine; label frayed, corners bumped, lacking initial and terminal blanks, general soiling, staining, margins shaved close and fraying to right margin often costing headings and side-notes in part. The first work is a later edition, the rest all first editions. Printer's ornament on title-page, woodcut initials, borders of printer's ornaments at top and bottom margins. Small 8vo. "Like most writers, Taylor never achieved the recognition he thought his due. Having successfully constructed a comic persona as the rhyming waterman, it was an impossible challenge to be accepted as a serious poet. His achievement was none the less impressive. As a literary entrepreneur and showman he was far more prosperous in his heyday than most writers; few watermen or struggling poets were also subsidy men or had to pay ship money. Taylor pursued a successful literary career for over fifty years, demonstrating a remarkable range, facility, and inventiveness. He played a pioneering role in the development of nonsense verse, popular political journalism, and travel writing" (ODNB). This volume includes the following works: 1. [The Life and Death of ... the Virgin Mary]. London: G. E[eld] for J. T[rundle]., 1623. Borders of printer's ornaments at top and bottom margins; lacking A1,2, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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