THE COUNTESSE OF PEMBROKES ARCADIA, WRITTEN BY SIR PHILIP SIDNEY KNIGHT. Philip Sidney, Sir.
THE COUNTESSE OF PEMBROKES ARCADIA, WRITTEN BY SIR PHILIP SIDNEY KNIGHT.
THE COUNTESSE OF PEMBROKES ARCADIA, WRITTEN BY SIR PHILIP SIDNEY KNIGHT.
THE COUNTESSE OF PEMBROKES ARCADIA, WRITTEN BY SIR PHILIP SIDNEY KNIGHT.

THE COUNTESSE OF PEMBROKES ARCADIA, WRITTEN BY SIR PHILIP SIDNEY KNIGHT.

London: Printed [by Robert Young and Thomas Harper] for I. Waterson and R. Young [and T. Downes], 1638. Folio, [8], 624, [20] pages; Bound by Jon Robbins in full red diced calf. Spine and rear board toned. Archival repairs to blank first page. Light damp staining to title page and dedication page. Closed tear (1.5 in, impacting text) to lower edge of p. 267. Small area of insect damage (impacting text), pp. 321-374. Damp staining along spine, pp. 549-end.

"Now the ninth time published, with a twofold supplement of a defect in the third book: the one by Sr W.A. Knight; the other, by Mr Ia. Iohnstoun Scoto-Brit. dedicated to K. Iames, and now annexed to this work, for the readers benefit. Whereunto is also added a sixth booke, by R.B. of Lincolnes Inne, Esq."

This copy does not contain the early variants of "dedilcated" for "dedicated" and "Roung" for "R. Young", with other errors. A few scattered ink annotations in an old hand; some trimmed during binding. Several ownership inscriptions to front pastedown and title page, reading "J. White, Crediton, 1795" and "Tho. Radford."

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NOTES

ESTC S117288; STC (2nd ed.), 22550; Sir Philip Sidney (ed. Dennis Kay, 1987), p.300-1.

Editor’s note "To the reader" signed: H.S., i.e. Hugh Sanford. With additional works by Sidney. Sir W.A. = William Alexander, Earl of Stirling. Partly in verse. "Harper printed quires A-O, Young the rest" ("Sir Philip Sidney", p. 301). The first leaf is blank. "A sixth booke to the Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia" by Richard Bellings, originally published separately in 1624, has separate title page with imprint "London, printed for T. D[ownes]. and R. Y[oung]."; pagination and register are continuous. Johnstoun’s dedication and supplement, [20] p. at end.

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