Oct 27, 2020 - Sale 2549

Sale 2549 - Lot 96

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Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678)
The Rehearsal Transpros'd: Or, Animadversions upon a Late Book, Intituled, A Preface Shewing what Grounds there are of Fears and Jealousies of Popery.

London: Printed by A.B. for the Assigns of John Calvin and Theodore Beza, at the sign of the Kings Indulgence, on the South-side of the Lake Lemane, 1672.

First edition, octavo, [pi]1, B-X8, Y4 (final blank present, first leaf may also be an integral blank), bound in contemporary boards, rebacked, endleaves renewed, 6 x 3 3/4 in.

Wing M-878; ESTC R202141; Pforzheimer 672.

Writing in response to Samuel Parker's belief that every world leader should also be the head of that nation's religion, Marvell "needed a way to cut through the remote theorizing, where Parker's temperament and philosophy gave him the advantage, to expose vividly its dangerous implications. Laughter was the logical choice." (For more, cf. Raymond A. Anselment's Satiric Strategy in Marvell's "The Rehearsal Transpros'd" in Modern Philology, Vol. 68, No. 2 (Nov. 1970), pp. 137-150 (14 pages), University of Chicago Press https://www.jstor.org/stable/435931)