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The Works of Mr Abraham Cowley

By Mr Abraham Cowley

1710-11 - London - Tonson et al.

8" by 5"; lxxviii, [8], 392pp;[2], 394-894pp, [2]; [20], 2-64, [6] 69-495pp; [9]

 

DETAILS

Three volumes of Abraham Cowley's works.

With separate title pages for 'The Mistress', 'Pindarique Odes', 'Davideis' (1707) and 'Cutter of Coleman-Street' but with continuous pagination, as called for.

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.

Nineteen plates to volume I, ten plates to volume II and none to volume III.

Volumes I and III have been tripped more closely than volume II, resulting in it being a slightly larger volume. It would appear that volumes I and III were originally part of a set and the previous owner purchased volume II separately.

Volume I is lacking one plate, volume II is lacking one plate and Volume III is lacking two plates compared to the same editions found on Eighteenth Century Collections Online.

Collated, this set comprises of I and II of an original two volume set, with the third volume which was added later.

The eleventh edition of volume I and II and the ninth edition of volume III.

Abraham Cowley was an English poet of the seventeenth century. He was one of the leading poets of his time.  

CONDITION

In calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Volume II has been rebacked in a similar style to the original spines, with original boards preserved. Externally, sound, with slight rubbing to spine to volumes I and III. Loss to the head and tail of spines to volumes I and III.Front joint to volume I is starting but firm. Small crack to front joint to volume III. Boards to volume II are heavily rubbed. Crack down the entire spine of volume I, affecting internal binding, it is tender and may cause a split if handled too much. Bookplate of one Christopher Rowe to front pastedown of volumes I and III. Prior owner's signature to title page of both volumes I and III, Hammond. Both hinges are slightly strained but firm to all volumes. Internally, both volumes are generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages are generally bright, slightly age toned to edges as expected. A few spots to first and last few pages. The odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD. 


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