The Works Of Michael Drayton, Esq; A Celebrated Poet in the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, King James I, and Charles I. Michael Drayton.
The Works Of Michael Drayton, Esq; A Celebrated Poet in the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, King James I, and Charles I

The Works Of Michael Drayton, Esq; A Celebrated Poet in the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, King James I, and Charles I

London: J. Hughs, 1748. First edition. Hardcover. 12 {2} 400 pages. 16" x 10.5". First collected edition. List of Subscribers, engraved vignette at title, and several elegantly engraved headpieces, woodcut headpieces, and initials. Born within a year of Shakespeare and dying when Milton was twenty three. CBEL Vol.IV, p.168. "Drayton was much admired by his contemporaries. The title "golden mouthed," first given him by Fittzgeffry, clung to him, and Meres praises him for the purity and preciousness of his style and phrase." ESTC N25790. Bookplate of William Hamper (1776-1831) front pastedown, and 19th century presentation bookplate from John Warrington Museum and Library. Raised bands, two red leather spine labels printed in gilt, scrape to one spine panel, marbled endpapers. Wear to corners and backstrip extremities, interior generally clean. Quarter period half russia and marbled boards. Very good. Item #22518

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