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8 October 1999
FLETCHER, Phineas. The Purple Island; or, The Isle of Man. Together with Piscatorie Eclogs and other poetical miscellanies, Cambridge: by the printers to the Universitie, 1633. Small 4, title in red and black within a border of typographical ornaments and with printer's device (lacking the first leaf, stain to quires A and B of the first poem), late 19th-century calf, g.e.
FIRST EDITION. Although some of the interlocutors are fishermen, "the inner meaning" of the "Piscatorie Eclogues" is said by Westwood to be "rather amorous than piscatorial". STC 11082; Grolier 101; W. & S. p. 95; Petit 992.
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