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    Jonson's Workes

    Ben Jonson. The Workes of Benjamin Jonson. [and:] The Workes of Benjamin Jonson The Second Volume, Containing These Plays, Viz. 1 Bartholomew Fayre. 2 The Staple of Newes. 3 The Divell is an Asse. London: Richard Bishop; Richard Meighen, 1640. Second edition of Volume I, first edition of Volume II. Two folio volumes. [10], 668, 228; [12], 88, [2], 93-170, [1], 163-292, 79, 70-122, 133-155, [1], 75, [1], 159, [1], 132 pages. Though some pages numbered incorrectly, text appears complete. Volume I includes: Every Man In His Humour; Every Man Out of His Humour; Cynthias Revels; Poetaster; Sejanus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Part of the King's Entertainment; Masques. Volume II includes: Bartholmew Fayre; The Divell is an Asse; Under-Woods; The Magnetick Lady; A Tale of a Tub; The Sad Shepherd; The Staple of News; Masques; Horace, His Art of Poetrie; The English Grammar; and Timber. Contemporary full speckled calf, rebacked to style with original spine labels laid down. Chipping and abrading to boards. Hinges cracked. Bookplate and portion of pastedown from Volume I crudely excised. Volume I with engraved title page reinforced along fore-edge. Light chipping to preliminary pages of both volumes. Mild toning and scattered foxing to pages, with an occasional notation or small tear. An important set in about very good condition.

    ESTC S112456 and S111824.


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