Oct 13, 2022 - Sale 2617

Sale 2617 - Lot 257

Price Realized: $ 7,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Sidney, Sir Philip (1554-1586)
The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia.

London: Imprinted for William Ponsonbie, 1598.

Third edition, the first edition to include the Sonnets, The Defence of Poesie, Astrophel and Stella, and The May Lady Masque; title page printed within elaborate woodcut compartment, bound in later full leather, rebacked, ex libris Henry Colchester, with inscription dated 1674 on verso of title page; and Sir George Robert Osborn, with his engraved armorial bookplate pasted inside the front board, marbled endleaves; lacking initial ?blank, title and following two preliminaries bound askew; with some damage and losses to edges; 10 1/8 x 7 in.

STC 22541; ESTC S111864.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.