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An Historical Account of The Lives and Writings

Of Our Most Considerable English Poets

Whether Epick, Lyrick, Elegiack, Epigramatists etc.

By Giles Jacob

1720 - London - E Curll

9" by 5.5"; xcvi, [6], 328pp, [9]


 

DETAILS

The first edition of this biographical work.

This work discusses several English poets and demonstrates a selection of their work.

With a frontispiece and five plates.

Lacking the plates of Mr Croxall and Mr John Philips, therefore lacking two plates in total. 

With an introductory essay on the Rise Progress and Beauty of Poetry.

With the errata leaf to the rear.

This work discusses a large selection of poets such as Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Richard Steele, William Shakespeare, Abraham Cowley and more.

From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in Bristol. Throughout his career he inspired many to love literature, history and music. He was a specialist on 17th century printer and bookseller, Humphrey Moseley and began his, unfortunately unfinished, PhD dissertation on him.

No author to title page although this work has been attributed to Giles Jacob.

Giles Jacob's main literary reputation was for his legal writings. However he also dabbled in satire with his The Rape of the Smock, a satire on Pope's Rape of the Lock.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the boards and spine. Externally, worn, particularly to the joints and extremities. Loss to the head and tail of spine and cracks to the head of joints. Front board is detached but present with endpapers and frontispiece bound to pastedown. Internally, binding is strained in places. Evidence of repair to the binding between pastedown and frontispiece. Blackburn Public Library Reference Department stamp to the verso of front endpaper. Shelf number stamp to the title page as well as library stamp . Repair to the title page leaf at top outer corner the same to the dedication leaf. Pages are age toned with instances of spotting throughout. Overall: FAIR

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