The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bart. in Prose and Verse. In Two Volumes

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The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bart. in Prose and Verse. In Two Volumes

SEDLEY, Sir Charles

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Pepys speaks of Lord Vaughan as "one of the lewdest fellows of the age, worse than Sir Charles Sedley" (DNB). That was saying a great deal, for some of Sedley's poetry is raunchy indeed. The 5th Baronet, Sir Charles Sedley (1639-1701) was a politican, dramatist and famed wit of his day. His poetry explores both satrie and amorous topics. Works in these two volumes: The Happy Pair; Antony and Cleopatra, a Tragedy; Teh Mulberry Garden, a comedy; Venus and Adonis; Bellamira; The Grumbler; The Tyrant King of Crete; and Memoirs of the Authors Wife;

Publication Info

  • Publisher: T. Davies
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1776
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols. xxiii, 335, xii, 313 p. Irregularities in paging. 18 cm. Head and tail-pieces. Full leather. Some wear to edges, a few small scrapes and cracks, corners bumped. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper says "A. Sword of Bothwellshields." Owner's signature from 1836 on front free endpaper, rear endpaper torn in vol. 2. Pages clean. Text unmarked.

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