(London): Henry Herringman, 1678.
Octavo. (x), 78, (i)pp. First edition. The last play that Dryden wrote for the King's Company, All for Love is an imitation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. It was written in blank verse and focuses on the tragic last hours of the two star-crossed lovers' lives. With a calligraphed bookplate... more
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Folio. 24ff., + 22ff. lettered plates, two of which fold out and are comprised of multiple sheets. First edition. Illustrated with an elaborate engraved frontispiece portrait of St. Francis surrounded by allegorical symbols and twenty-two plates. Details in each of the plates are labeled with letters, which correspond to explanatory... more
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Amsterdam: Johannes Jansson, 1667.
Octavo. (60)pp., 462pp., (90)pp., (110)pp. First and only edition. Engraved frontispiece and 103 illustrations. This is the first illustrated Phaedrus edition published in the Netherlands. Phaedrus is recognized as the first writer to retell entire books of Aesop's Greek prose fables in Latin iambic meter. Hobbes describes Phaedrus's fables as... more
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(Holland): B. de Later, 1676.
48pp. Printed in 5-point black-letter type. Each opening shows a four-line devotional poem, the text going across two adjoining pages. In an extraordinarily beautiful binding of seventeenth-century brown calf, with spine in compartments, gilt fillets and floral corner tools. Each corner, front and back, has an ornamental filigree reinforcement, delicately... more
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