Certaine Learned and Elegant Workes ...

[Greville] (Fulke, Baron Brooke)

Certaine Learned and Elegant Workes ...

Written in his Youth, and familiar Exercise with Sir Philip Sidney. The seuerall Names of which Workes the following page doth declare.

Description: FIRST EDITION, lacking initial and terminal blanks, somewhat browned, title-page also slightly stained, and frayed at fore-edge, pp. [iii-iv], 23-82, 298, folio in 4's, contemporary blind ruled calf, sometime rebacked preserving most of original spine, new label when rebacked, corners worn, no endleaves at front, a single much later fly-leaf at rear, inside front cover inscribed 'Henry Duke of Newcastle, his booke 1676

Publication Details: Printed by E[lizabeth] P[urslowe] for Henry Seyle, 1633

Notes: 'Henry Duke of Newcastle' is the fourth but second surviving son of William Cavendish, first duke of Newcastle upon Tyne: he inherited the estate upon his father's death in 1676. Henry was interested in books only in so far as they were property, and he seems to have gone through the well-stocked library immediately, asserting possession with this inscription (see Cristina Malcolmson in Debating Gender in Early Modern England, 1500–1700, pp. 23-24: the Harley MS of Christina de Pizan's City of Ladies has the same inscription). Really therefore this is from the library of William Cavendish, t...more

Bibliography: (Hayward 68; Pforzheimer 437; STC 12361)

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Price: £2,000

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1633

Stock Number: 64831

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