Paradoxes & Problemes by John Donne with two Characters and an Essay of Valour
Best known as a poet, John Donne also wrote witty prose. These Paradoxes and Problems were probably written while he was a student at Lincoln's Inn. Paradoxes such as "That by Discord things increase" and "That Nature is our worst Guide" are still thought-provoking to this day and much humour is provoked by "problemes" such as "Why Puritanes make long Sermons?" and "Why do Women delight much in Feathers?"
- Publisher: The Nonesuch Press
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1923
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Very good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: Yes
- Jacket Condition: Good +
Edition limited to 645 copies, of which this is no. 548. viii, 80 p. 23 cm. Brown and cream paper-covered boards in mylar-covered cream dustjacket. Some small tears and chips to jacket edges and dark marks on rear panel. Offsetting to endpapers.