The Workes of Benjamin Jonson. Benjamin JONSON.
The Workes of Benjamin Jonson.

The Workes of Benjamin Jonson.

London: Stansby, 1616. First. hardcover. LACKING the engraved general title page and other preliminary pages including the portrait; otherwise complete with separate titles and all text pages. [1], 1015, [1]pp. Pages 6, 7, 34 and 713 are mis-numbered as 4, 5, 43 and 317. Thick folio, handsomely bound by Macdonald in 19th century eggplant morocco; simple gilt lettering and compartments on spine with raised bands; thick inner dentelles with marbled endpapers (a bit bumped and rubbed; front hinge repaired; pages toned). London: Printed by William Stansby, 1616. First collected edition, possibly comprised of mixed printing states. very good(+).

"The bibliographical variations of this book are bewildering and all attempts to simplify them into catagories have not materially reduced the confusion" -Pforzheimer 559-60. Every Man in His Humour; Every Man Out of His Humour; Cynthias Revels, or The Fountayne of Selfe-Love; Poetaster, or His Arraignement; Seianus, His Fall; Volpone, or the Foxe; Epicoene, or the Silent Woman; The Alchemist; Catiline, His Conspiracy; Epigrammes - The Forrest; Part of the Kings Entertainment in Passing to His Coronation; A Panegyre, on the Happie Entrance of James, Our Soveraigne; A Particular Entertainment of the Queen and Pince; Masques at Court. The second volume of Jonson's Works was not published until 1640. STC 14751; Greg III, 1070-71. A very good copy.

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