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Poems of Charles Cotton, 1630-1687

Beresford, John (ed.)

Published by Boni and Liveright, New York, 1923
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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420 pp, b&w frontis, prefatory note, introduction, note on the text, I. Poems of Nature, and Other Poems; II. Love Poems; III. Odes and Elegies; IV. Epistles, Epithaphs, and Epigrams; V. Burlesques, Satitical and Other Poems; VI. Drinking Songs; VII. Heroic Poem; VIII. Miscellaneous Poem; notes, appendices I-III with a drawing of Beresford Hall on page 260. Edited with an introduction and notes by John Beresford. n.d. [1923]. "Charles Cotton (1630-1687) was an English poet and writer, best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to The Compleat Angler, and for the influential The Compleat Gamester attributed to him. William Oldys contributed a life of Cotton to Hawkins's edition (1760) of the Compleat Angler. His Lyrical Poems were edited by J. R. Tutin in 1903, from an original edition of 1689. Cotton's translation of Montaigne was edited in 1892, and in a more elaborate form in 1902, by W. C. Hazlitt, who omitted or relegated to the notes the passages in which Cotton interpolates his own matter, and supplied Cotton's omissions. Benjamin Britten set Cotton's The Evening Quatrains to music in his Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings in 1943." Inked name recto ffep. Slightly rubbed corner tips with lightly age-toned text block edges, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark-blue cloth with gilt title plate borders and lettering to spine. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004368

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Title: Poems of Charles Cotton, 1630-1687

Publisher: Boni and Liveright, New York

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

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