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Eight works, including Davideis, The Mistress, and Pindarique Odes
Eight works, including Davideis, The Mistress, and Pindarique Odes

Eight works, including Davideis, The Mistress, and Pindarique Odes

COWLEY, Abraham

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Includes: 1. Davideis, A Sacred Poem of the Troubles of David. 2. Miscellanies. 3. The Mistress, or, Several Copies of Love-Verses. 4. Verses written on several occasions. 5. A Proposition for the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy. 6. A Discourse By way of Vision, Concerning the Government of Oliver Cromwell. 7. Several discourses by way of Essays, In Verse and Prose. 8. Pindarique Odes, Written in Imitation of the Stile & Manner of the Odes of Pindar. Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667) was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his works published between 1668 and 1721.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Henry Herringman
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1671
  • Place Published: n/a
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Various paginations. 29 cm. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Cowley. Full leather. Front board detached. Binding worn at edges and corners, spine label chipped. Ink marks throughout. Large chips from "The Mistress" pp. 35 and 69 and large tear in page 16 of next part. Foxing and staining. Touching inscription by a previous owner named Elisabeth Manley, mostly opposite the first page of the author's preface, but she also signed the title page in 1676. A long-ago child practised the alphabet on "The Mistress" page 65.