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[Collection of popular 18th century English satire and poetry 'sammelband' pamphlets].

United Kingdom (various): 1704-1710. Second Printing. Hardcover. A collection of poetry tracts in the 18th century assembled and bound as a set showcasing typical and popular poetry writing and style in England. This was a common practice to gather political satire and literary tracts and bind them together, generally at the discretion of the owner or in some cases the printer and/or bookseller. The majority of these works are poetry written as political satire towards the Tory government. This method of binding separate works, 'sammelband', also speaks to contemporary collecting and publishing practices. The bound volume lists separate works as follows: [attrib.] Ward, Edward. "The Pleasure of a Single Life, or, the Miseries of Matrimony. Occasionally Writ upon the many Divorces Lately Granted by Parliment. With the Choice, or, the Pleasures of a Country-Life." [London]: Printed and Sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-fide, 1709. Wilmot, John. Earl of Rochester, John Freke. "The History of Insipids, a Lampoon, By the Lord Roch---r. With his Farewell. 1680. Together with Marvil's Ghost. By Mr. Ayloff." [London]: Printed and Sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-fide, 1709. Blackmore, Richard. "The Kit-Cats, a Poem. To Which is Added the Picture, in Imitation of Annacreon's Bathillus. Also also the Coquet Beauty, by the Right Honorable the Marquis of Normanby." [London]: Printed and Sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-fide, 1709. Anon. "A Well-Timber'd Poem, on Her Sacred Majesty; Her Marble Statue, and Its Wooden Enclosure in Saint Paul's Church-Yard." Psalm XXII. 16. The Wicked have Enclosed Me. London]: Printed and Sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-fide, 1712. Cavendish, William. "The Charms of Liberty: A Poem. By the late Duke of D--. To Which is added, Epigrams. Poems and Satyrs." Written by Several Hands. [London]: Printed in the Year, 1709. Shippen, William. "Faction Display'd. A Poem. From a Corrected Copy." [London]: Printed and Sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-fide, 1709. Dryden, John. "Absalom and Achitophel. A Poem." [London]: Printed and Sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-fide, For the Benefit of the Poor,1708. Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, John. "Poems on Several Occasions: with Valentinian; a Tragedy. To which is added, Advice to a Painter. Written by the Right Honorable John, late Early of Rochester." [London]: Printed and Sold by Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1710. Milton's Sublimity Asserted: in a Poem. Occasion'd by a late Celebrated Piece, Entituled, Cyder, a Poem; in Blank Verse, by Philo-Milton. London]: Printed for W. Hawes, and Sold by J. Morphew near Stationer's Hall, and Stephen Fletcher, Bookseller in Oxford, 1709. Very Good. Item #9200 Nine sammelband pamphlets bound in blind stamped decorative calf overlay recased with brown cloth boards; apparent shelf wear and toning to leaves, each pamphlet constitutes approximately 16 pp., 8 vo. Scarce copies of all in disbound condition, so this bound aggregate is a rare and singular entity.
Price: $5,000.00     Item #9200