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The Works of Sir William Davenant Kt, Consisting of those which were formerly Printed, and those which he design'd for the Press: Now Published out of the Authors Originall Copies

by Davenant, William Davenant (1606-1668 )

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London: Henry Herringman, 1673. First Edition. Folio: 12 3/4 X 7 1/2 . Signatures: π1 2π2 A-3D4 3E2; Aa-Ppp4, Aaaa-Oooo4; ¶ An unusually fine, fresh, wide-margined copy, with a fine impression of the portrait. Bound in full contemporary calf with nicely gilt spine. Wing D320. The First Collected Edition, with prefatory material by Hobbes, 'The answer of Mr. Hobbes to Sr. William D'Avenant's preface before Gondibert', and poems by Waller and Cowley. Several of the plays originally published in blank verse are here printed for the first time, converted into prose. The volume also includes first printings of 'The Playhouse to be Let', 'Law Against Lovers', 'News from Plymouth', 'The Fair Favourite', 'The Distresses', and 'The Siege'. The posthumous collection was published under the watchful eye of "Lady Mary" D'Avenant. The poems reflect the attitudes of the Cavalier poets and the received tradition of earlier poets, particularly Shakespeare, Jonson, and Donne. She no doubt also insisted on the… Read more
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Veridicus christianus: auctore P. Joanne David ... Editio altera, auctior
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Veridicus christianus: auctore P. Joanne David ... Editio altera, auctior

by David, Jan David. 1545?-1613

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Antverpiæ ex officina Plantiniana, M. DCVI. Second edition. This copy is bound in full contemporary blind stamped calf over wooden boards with two working clasps. Quarto ‡4, ‡‡4, A-Z4, a-z4, Aa-Ee4.+ 100 Numbered Plates. With a special engraved title pages which is an allegorical depiction of Christ carrying the cross, surrounded by ten artists at easels painting scenes from his life (as well as a few questionable profane subjects). The vovelle : Allows the reader to find their way through the Gospels. The centers of the engraving and the volvelle (through which a string passes) are reinforced with small paper roundels printed with the monograms of Christ. The numbers are keyed to an "Indiculus orbitae" that follows (Bb1r-Bb2r). There a number, having been selected, is provided with a phrase from various Latin authors (listed on Bb2v), and a reference to one of the hundred sections that comprise the main text. It is suggested in Bibliotheca Belgica that this game may have been intended as a… Read more
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Duodecim specula deum aliquando videre desideranti concinnata
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Duodecim specula deum aliquando videre desideranti concinnata

by David, Joannes David 1546-1613

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Antwerp: Antverpiae: Ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1610, 1610. First Edition. This copy is bound in a contemporary soft vellum, (recovery vellum with writing. Faded and on the the inside. ) Ex libris ms. on the pastedown. Theodor. Galle fecit. First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work about 12 mirrors mankind uses to try and see God. David was born at Courtrai and entered the society of Jesuits in 1581. He was distinguished for his zealous fight against heresy. "Emblem number with caption,pictura with motifs flagged, then subscriptio,prose identification flagged motifs,facing page with number followed by a prose conversation between Anima and Desiderus. This is a so-called Youth edition with engravings only, without text. Each plate bears, at the top, a serial number and an inscription indicating the subject represented in the bottom part a Latin couplet with a summary explanation. RRef. Landwehr 188, Funck p. 303, BCNI 5556, Bibl. Belg. D 157, Praz p. 313 "scarce" ¶… Read more
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