By Sir Robert Howard; Mr. John Dryden
London   H. Hills
7.5" by 5" 3-16pp
A wonderful pirate edition of seventeenth century playwright Sir Robert Howard's poem, with an epistle from his brother in law, John Dryden.
By Sir Robert Howard; Mr. John Dryden

1709 The Duel of the Stags, A Poem, together with an Epistle to the Author

London   H. Hills
7.5" by 5" 3-16pp
A wonderful pirate edition of seventeenth century playwright Sir Robert Howard's poem, with an epistle from his brother in law, John Dryden.
£95.00
: 0.5kgs / : 867F45

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Rebound

An excellent example of one of three pirate editions of this poem produced by H. Hill this year.

ESTC Citation No. T34995, with leaves A2-4 signed, and the last word of page 9 reading 'bred'.

A playwright and politician, Robert Howard fought for the Royalist cause during the English Civil War.

Howard, who had acted as Dryden's patron for some time, went on to have a public dispute with him over the use of rhyme in drama, but they were reconciled before Howard's death, in 1698.

Condition

Rebound in marbled paper covered boards, with endpapers renewed. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned, with light spotting. Two ink initials to title page.

Very Good Indeed

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