Satyrs Upon the Jesuits: Written in the Year 1679. And Some Other Pieces by the Same Hand
Joseph Hindmarsh, London. 1682, 2nd Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Incomplete (final pages 135-148 missing). Otherwise the major bulk of the text is present. A much owned copy. The frontispage has various previous owner annotations - that of a Thomas Williamson, dated 1740; other annotations by him are scattered throughout the book (mostly practising his handwriting!). The Other Pieces are: "The Passion of Byblis in Ovid's Metamorphosis Imitated in English" printed for Jo. Hindmarsh 1682; "A Satyr Upon a Woman, who by her Falshood and Scorn was the Death of his Friend"; "Some New Pieces Never before Publisht - By the Author of the Satyrs upon the Jesuits" - Printed by MC for Jo. Hindmarsh, at the Black Bull in Cornhil, 1681: "Horace His Art of Poetry, Imitated in English. Addrest by way of Letter to a Friend"; "The Praise of Homer"; "Two Pastorals out of the Greek - Bion - A Pastoral, in Imitation of the Greek of Moschus, bewailing the Death of the Earl of Rochester"; "The Lamentation for Adonis - Imitated out of the Greek of Bion of Smyrna"; "Paraphrase upon the 137 Psalm"; "Paraphrase upon the Hymn of St Ambrose"; "A Letter from the Country to a Friend in Town, giving an Account of the Author's Inclinations to Poetry - written in July, 1678"; "Upon a Printer that expos'd him by Printing a Piece of his grosly mangled, and faulty." Full leather. Most antique in appearance. The boards are much worn, scratched, scuffed, marked all about from handling and shelving and age. Blind stamped decoration. The boards, despite their antiquity, are steady and comfortable. The contents are much aged. The early pages are much worn about the edges. The pages are marked by hand, use, the years throughout. They have user wear about the edges. Nonetheless all of this provides the most agreeable character to the book. The pages are clear, bold, confident, comfortable, certain, still keen. A venerable book. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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