The Tunning of Elinor Rumming.

Skelton (John)

The Tunning of Elinor Rumming.

Description: outer pages a bit soiled, first gathering foxed, lesser spotting elsewhere, small circular stamp of the Selbourne Library on verso of title, bound with 8 other works: see below), pp. [viii], 31, 8vo, eighteenth-century speckled calf, single gilt fillet on sides, sometime rebacked (not very elegantly) in brown wavy-grained cloth, corners worn, sound

Publication Details: Printed for Isaac Dalton, and Sold by W. Boreham, 1718

Notes: Prior to Dyce's edition (Skelton's Poetical Works, 1843), the poet's writings in print are rather scarce. There were a number of 16th-century editions, both of individual poems and Works, but these are nowadays very rare on the market. The present poem was first printed by Wynkyn de Worde, probably in 1521. There is a dearth of Skelton in the 17th century, and the 18th not much better. This edition is represented in ESTC by only four copies, Oxford (bis), Huntington, and Yale. Bound with: Tolson (Francis) Octavius Prince of Syra, or, a Lash for Levi, half-title, T. Warner, 1719; [Holdsworth (E...more

Bibliography: (1. ESTC N46064; not in Foxon. 2. T88506; Foxon, T406. 3. N4121; Foxon, M551. 4. T83843; Foxon, B178; Goldsmiths', 6144. 5. T101574; Foxon, S462. 6. T116773; Foxon, O288. 7. T46289; Foxon, J23. 8. T5732; Foxon, P948; Griffith, 100. 9. T5683; Griffith, 38)

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Price: £3,000

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1718

Stock Number: 56323

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