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Reliquiae Wottonianae. Or A Collection of Lives, Letters, Poems; With Charactr of Sundry Personages: And other Incomparable Pieces of Language and Art. By The curious Pencil of the Ever Memorable Sr Henry Wotton Kt, Late Provost of Eton Colledge
London: R. Marriot, G. Bedel, and T. Garthwait, 1654. The second Edition with large Additions. Leatherbound. Very good. [10], 95, [1], 3-68, [2], 73-120, [2], 125-159 [125-169], [1], 175-174, [171-186], [2], 179-280 [189-292], [2], 283-323 [295-351], [3], 327-515 [355-543] p. 15 cm. Rebound in full leather. New endpapers. Frontispiece portrait missing. Title page darkened and stained. Small hole by page number on p. 7. Stains pp. 19-22, 24. Small tear in last page. A collection of the works of Henry Wotton, English diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1614 and 1625. He is probably best known for remarking: "An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." The Elements of Architecture, found in this volume, is a free translation of "de Architectura" by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. A small poetry section at rear includes Wotton's best-known poem, "The Character of a Happy Life." The biography at front was written by Sir Henry's friend, Izaak Walton. Wotton is buried in the chapel of "Eton Colledge."
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