May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 142

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Wycherley, William (1640-1716)
Miscellany Poems: as Satyrs, Epistles, Love-Verses, Songs, Sonnets, &c.

London: Printed for C. Brome, J. Taylor, and B. Tooke, 1704.

First edition, large paper copy, with the frontispiece mezzotint portrait of the poet at the age of twenty-eight engraved by John Smith (1652-1743) after Sir Peter Lely's (1618-1680) painted portrait, with the slip reading, "The End" pasted over the original, "The End of the First Volume," as no second volume was published; ex libris James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby (1664-1736) with his large engraved armorial bookplate dated 1702 pasted on verso of the title; bound in full contemporary paneled calf, rebacked, corners repaired, later endleaves and flyleaves, a very clean and well-preserved copy, 13 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.

Foxon W573; Pforzheimer 1101; ESTC T144864; Wither to Prior 1085; Hayward 138.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.