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

The Workes of Benjamin Jonson.

London: Stansby, 1616.

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.

"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.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good(+)
Edition: First
Language: English

Price: $7,500.00

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