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The Works of Edmund Waller, Esq; in Verse and Prose.

London: Mr. Fenton, 1730 [1729?]. Second Edition. Hardcover. Follows a 1729, possibly folio, edition. Waller was an English poet and prominent speaker in Parliament with a colorful past (tried, exiled and pardoned, etc.). Very early, possible orgininal, binding (front pastedown shows 1736 date); large fold-out plate present. From the library of noted American poet and author Lewis Turco. Volumes from Turco's library are easy to identify as he had a (bad) habit of both signing the pastedown and embossing the title page. It does, however, make it easy to establish provenance. Good [Textblock Very Good]. No DJ, as Issued. Moderate shelf/edge wear (tips through, lost at head and heel), front hinge split but tight, rubbing at spine, spine label missing, dust staining at top of textblock, owner inscription (partially removed) at front pastedown, owner emboss at ffep, fold out plate shows very small closed tear at bottom edge at mount, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full brown leather boards, five raised bands, gilt decorative elements, frontispiece, red stain speckled at text block edges. 12mo. 296pp plus clxiii pp "Observations". Illus. (b/w plates). Fold out plate. Item #4826

Price: $125.00

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