Poems: viz. I. Miscellanies. II. The Mistress, or, Love Verses. III: COWLEY, ABRAHAM

Poems: viz. I. Miscellanies. II. The Mistress, or, Love Verses. III


Publication Date: 1656
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COWLEY, ABRAHAM. Poems: viz. I. Miscellanies. II. The Mistress, or, Love Verses. III. Pindarique Odes. And IV. Davideis, or, a Sacred Poem of the Troubles of David. London: For Humphrey Moseley, 1656. Fol. [22], 41, [1], 80, [4], 70 [i.e., 68], 154, 23 p. Contemporary paneled calf, edges gilt; very skillfully rebacked to style, later endpapers. Occasional minor spots and repaired marginal tears, 3L2 soiled and with a paper defect costing several letters. A lovely copy. Early signature of Edmund Henry Marshall on title; "Ex Libris George Bernard Shaw" on front endpaper. First collected edition of Cowley's verse. "This folio collection passed through eight editions in a generation and represents the canon of Cowley's works upon which his contemporary fame was based. It was prepared for the press while the author was in prison." Pforzheimer 233; Perkin A19; Hayward 89; Grolier, Wither to Prior, 224; Wing C-6682. Bookseller Inventory # 11631

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Title: Poems: viz. I. Miscellanies. II. The ...

Publication Date: 1656

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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