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[Lowell, James Russell. 1819 - 1891]. Donne, John [1572 - 1631]
LETTERS To SEVERALL PERSONS Of HONOUR: Written by John Donne. Sometime Deane of St. Pauls London
London:: Printed by J. Fletcher, for Richard Marriot,. 1651.. 4to: A - 2S4 (lacks A1, 2S4 - blanks). 19 cm x 14 cm. 1st edition, 1st issue (Keynes 55; Pforzheimer 295; Wing D-1864). [6], 318 pp.. Modern full leather binding, executed in a period style. Red edgestain.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - Overall VG+ (some editorial red &. regular pencil marks & annotations/occasional unobtrusive worming &. dampstaining to margins).. James Russell Lowell was Harvard's class poet [1838], who went on in his later life to become an influential 19th C. man-of-letters. John Donne a favorite author of Lowell, who edited an edition of Donne's poems [1855. Cf. BAL 13085), as well as a posthumously-published Grolier Club 2 volume edition (cf. BAL 13409) of the famous 17th C. poet, which included Donne's Poems, Letters, Elegies, etc. Lowell's copy of Donne's POEMS auctioned in 1992. Here we offer Lowell's copy of Donne's LETTERS, with Lowell's signature in the t.p. right upper margin, and editorial marginalia within. . Frontispiece (in expert copperplate facsimile).
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