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WOTTON, Sr. Hen

Reliquiae Wottonianae. Or, a collection of lives, letters, poems; with characters of Sundry Personages: And other Incomparable Pieces of Language and Art.

WITH BIOGRAPHY BY I. WALTON

WOTTON, Sr. Hen

Reliquiae Wottonianae. Or, a collection of lives, letters, poems; with characters of Sundry Personages: And other Incomparable Pieces of Language and Art. London. Printed by Thomas Maxey, 1651. First edition.

Description

Reliquiae Wottonianae. Or, a collection of lives, letters, poems; with characters of Sundry Personages: And other Incomparable Pieces of Language and Art.
London. Printed by Thomas Maxey, 1651. First edition.
12mo. [60], 540pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece and three further engraved portraits. Finely bound in nineteenth-century blue morocco, spine richly gilt in compartments, by R. Wallis. Marbled endpapers. A fine copy. Occasional early manuscript notes washed away during nineteenth-century binding work. Book label of Wm. Major Scott, MA and bookplate of Bibliotheca Piscatoria Lynniana to FEP, further book label of Nicholas Wall to REP.

Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639), English diplomat, politician and writer. The posthumously issued collection of prose (including 'A panegyrick to King Charls') and verse includes 25 poems. Only 15 of these are directly attributable to Wotton; others are by, amongst others, Sir Walter Raleigh and signed 'Ignoto'). In addition to featuring engraved portraits of Devereux, Villiers and Charles I, this collection is prized for it's biography by Isaak Walton and a short poem on fishing.

Bibliography

Grolier, Wither to Prior 1082. Wing W3648.

Price

£750.00