DONNE, John (1573-1631). Poems, by J.D. with elegies on the authors death. London: M.[iles] F.[lesher] for John Marriott, 1635.
8° (134 x 88mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Donne by W.Marshall, two historiated woodcut initials. (Tear at foot of title, O5r catchword shaved, Aa3r headline shaved, signatures O and P loosening.) Contemporary English calf ruled in blind (stitching a trifle weak). Provenance: Jane Beale (inscription); Thomas Beale (various inscriptions); Jonathan Taylor (various inscriptions, one dated 1683, a second noting the gift of the book from 'Rd. Dr. Beal'); George Goyder (armorial bookplate).
A FINE UNSOPHISTICATED COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION, with seventeen additional poems and the first appearance of the fine portrait of Donne, aged 18. Keynes Donne 79; Langland to Wither 72; STC 7046.