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JONSON, Ben (1572/73-1637). The Workes. London: Will Stansby, 1616 [vol. I] and Richard Meighen, 1640 [vol. II].
3 volumes in 2 (with the Posthumous Works bound into vol. II), 2° (279 x 166mm). Engraved title by W. Hole in volume I (in Pforzheimer's third state), 2 divisional titles within a woodcut border, engraved portrait by Vaughan inserted from the second edition. (Engraved title neatly repaired at inner margin, A4 of 'The Magnetic Lady' restored at margins, very small hole in penultimate leaf of the second volume, occasional light browning.) Red crushed morocco gilt by Riviere, gilt edges (upper hinge of vol.I a little rubbed). Provenance: University College Cork Library (library stamp on title-verso in vol.I); Bernard Quaritch (collation note on rear pastedown of vol. I); John Burns (signature, dated 10 February 1938, at beginning of each vol., sold Sotheby's, 25 April 1944, lot 436, to Foyle for £86).
A GOOD COPY OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF JONSON'S WORKS with prefatory verses by, inter alios, Donne, Chapman, Beaumont and Selden. STC 14751 & 14754; Pforzheimer 559 & 560. (2)
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