OTHER AUTHORS AT ASH RARE BOOKS – THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
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OTHER AUTHORS – SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
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BACON, Francis, Viscount St. Alban, 1561-1626 : [THE ESSAYS OF FRANCIS BACON].
London : Arthur L. Humphreys, 1903. Second Humphreys edition. A handsomely printed and bound edition of some of the finest essays in the language. Fifty-eight essays from “Of Truth” to “Of Vicissitude of Things” – “Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man”.
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DUKE, Arthur, 1580-1649 : THE LARKE : A SEVENTEENTH CENTURY POEM ASCRIBED TO DR ARTHUR DUKE.
London : Privately Printed in the Department of English at University College London, 1934. First edition. A previously unpublished seventeenth-century poem, ascribed to Arthur Duke, and here edited and hand-printed by Geoffrey Tillotson (1905-1969) and A. H. Smith on a hand-press at University College.
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HERRICK, Robert, 1591-1674 : HESPERIDES : THE POEMS AND OTHER REMAINS OF ROBERT HERRICK NOW FIRST COLLECTED.
London : John Russell Smith, 1869. First Hazlitt edition of “the greatest song writer ever born of English race” (Swinburne). After the neglect of almost two centuries, the most complete collection of Herrick’s work to have appeared up until that time, adding a number of poems never previously printed, as well as alternative versions of a number of poems, further poems attributed to Herrick, and a number of surviving letters, a biography, etc. Edited and introduced by William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913) in the “Library of Old Authors” series.
LAMB, Charles, 1775-1834 : SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS, WHO LIVED ABOUT THE TIME OF SHAKESPEARE : WITH NOTES.
London : for Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1808. First edition. Lamb’s hugely influential rediscovery of the Elizabethans and Jacobeans, many of these specimens of their work culled from “plays which are to be found only in the British Museum and in some scarce private libraries” – Francis Beaumont, George Chapman, Thomas Decker, John Fletcher, John Ford, Fulke Greville, Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, John Marston, Philip Massinger, Thomas Middleton, George Peele, Cyril Tourneur, John Webster, and many more – “the most striking anthology perhaps ever made from English literature” (Edmund Blunden).
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MARVELL, Andrew, 1621-1678 : DAPHNIS AND CHLOE.
Moreton-in-Marsh : Kit-Cat Press, (1986). First separate edition : limited to 250 numbered copies.
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VAUGHAN, Henry, 1622-1695 : SILEX SCINTILLANS : SACRED POEMS AND PRIVATE EJACULATIONS.
London : Pickering, 1847. An important and attractively produced edition of Henry Vaughan “Silurist”, the introductory biographical essay by Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) rescuing the poet from the almost total neglect of two centuries. Reprints both parts of the “Silex Scintillans” sequence – originally published in 1650 and 1655 respectively – and includes “They Are All Gone into the World of Light” and the very finest of Vaughan’s poetry. Printed by Whittingham at the Chiswick Press.
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