DONNE, John. Letters to Severall Persons of Honour. London: J.Flesher for Richard Marriot, 1651.
4° (200 x 148mm.). Engraved portrait of the author by Pieter Lombart (first and last blanks lacking). Later light-brown morocco gilt, g.e., by F.Bedford (hinges slightly rubbed). Provenance: Huth Library (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. A fine copy with wide outer and lower margins, Keynes notes that 'One of the copies in the BM... is on large and thick paper, 20.4 x 15.3cm.' This collection of 129 letters was edited by his son. Together with 'A hair - perhaps an eye-lash - of John Donne...', in a loosely inserted envelope. Keynes Donne 55; Pforzheimer 295; Wing D-1864.