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Davenant, William The Works of Sr William Davenant Kt consisting of those which were formerly printed, and those which he design'd for the press: now published out of the authors original copies. With engraved frontispiece, decorative and historicized initials on 2 title pages and 1 head vignette. London, Printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, 1673. 4 sheets, 402 p., 2 sheets, 486, 111 p. 4°. Calfskin binding on 5 frets with gilt RTitel and spine gilt, gilt edges all around, light brown calfskin inlays, blind embossings and gold fillets on the boards, gilt inside boards à la Dentelle, marbled endpapers and cover in moiré paper (spine renewed using the original in the 19th century, slightly rubbed, edges slightly scraped, cover slightly altered). In matching HLdr slipcase on 5 frets with gold-tooled RTitel and ownership ("Eugene Field's copy"), blind embossing, inside with marbled paper cover (slightly scraped and slightly scuffed). Wing D320, Greg III, 1057th - First collected edition with previously unpublished material. - Last sheet signed William Davenant on verso. Inside mirror with ex-libris by the American writer Eugene Field, known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. Handwritten note (dated 2 September 1923) by Eugene Field II on the back marbled endpaper recto. - Slightly browned and foxed, title page restored with tear. Trimmed at upper margin. Beautifully rebound and very well preserved copy. First collected edition containing considerable previously unpublished material. - Frontispiece engraving and decorative vignette on title page. Decorative and historiated initials with vignettes on two title pages. Decorative headpiece at author's preface to Condibert. - Rebacked in spotted 19th century calf with light brown calf inlays and blind-stamped tooling at corners, retaining original calf spine with gilt tooling on spine, gilt lettering on red leather label of spine, gilt edges, marble endpapers, ra

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