Prolusions, or, Select pieces of antient poetry ; compil'd with great care from their several originals : and offer'd to the publick as specimens of the integrity that should be found in the editions of worthy authors : in three parts ... : with a preface.
London : Printed for J. and R. Tonson ... , 1760.
[3], xi, 23, [1], 23, [1], 13, [2], 93, [15], 81, [3] p. ; 19 cm.
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London : Printed for J. and R. Tonson ... , 1760.
contents note
I. The notbrowne mayde; Master Sackvile's Induction; and, Overbury's Wife -- II. Edward the Third : a play, thought to be writ by Shakespeare -- III. Those excellent didactic poems, intitl'd Nosce teipsum / written by Sir John Davis.
general note
Colophon: From the press of Dryden Leach ... Oct. 6th, 1759.
Edited by Edward Capell. Cf. Halkett & Laing, Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous publications in the English language, 1980.
First quasi-facsimile transcription of title-pages and first London book to be printed on Whatman's wove paper--C.f. Foxon, D. Thoughts on the history and future of bibliographic description, 1970, p. 10.
local note
MASS copy: With the armorial bookplate of J.B. Barrett; bound in contemporary full calf; tooled in gold and blind.
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