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    First Collected Edition of Ben Jonson

    Ben Jonson. The Workes of Benjamin Jonson. London: Will Stansby, 1616. First collected edition, volume I only (the second volume was not published until 1640). Tall folio. [x], 1,015 pages (no rear blank). With engraved general title page and thirteen separate sectional title pages, all reckoned within pagination (some titles printed with woodcut borders).Contemporary full speckled calf, with black morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Noticeable edge wear and scuffing to the binding. Joints partially split and in need of minor repair. Occasional scattered foxing. Title page detached, and cut down quite a bit from the rest of the textblock, then mounted to a thicker paper backing. The textblock is rather tall for this title. Overall, a good copy.

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    April, 2014
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