London, South Kensington
22 November 2002
RYMER, Thomas. A Short View of Tragedy ... With Some Reflections on Shakespear, and other Practitioners for the Stage, London: R. Baldwin, 1693. 8° (174 x 100mm.) With the final advertisement leaf. (Lacks the initial blank, a few page-numbers shaved or cropped, top margins lightly browned). 20th-century buckram. FIRST EDITION. Wing R2429; Grolier, Wither to Prior 766.
BLOUNT, Thomas Pope. De re poetica: or, Remarks upon Poetry, London: R. Everingham for R. Bentley, 1694. 4° (190 x 150mm.) (Title reinforced at inner margin, some browning and spotting). 19th-century cloth. FIRST EDITION. Wing B3347; Grolier 49.
WINSTANLEY, William. The Lives of the most Famous English Poets. London: H. Clark for S. Manship, 1687. 8° (166 x 98mm.) Engraved frontispiece by Van Hove. (Some staining and spotting, a few page-numbers shaved). 20th-century red leather-backed cloth. FIRST EDITION. Wing W3065; Grolier 1004.
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