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    Quarles, Sir Francis. Argalus and Parthenia. Originally Compiled in Prose By Sir Philip Sidney; And Afterwards done into Verse By Francis Quarles Esq; In Three Books. Adorn'd with Thirty Copper Plates, to illustrate the Story: And the Life of the Author now first prefix'd. London: for John Wilford, 1726. 12mo. A-Q6. [12], 179,[1]p. Full old calf, blind tooled ruling and panelling, slight wear to corners, front cover detached. Banded spine, red morocco label with title in gilt lettering, wear to tail, part of head missing. Red speckled edges. Light browning and foxing, with occasional dampstains. Bookplate on front pastedown. Repair to very small holes in plates bound just after C1, I1, and P6, with very slight loss of image. Engraved title plus 26 additional full page engraved plates; lacks plates 3, 4, 18, and 19. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $300


    More Information: Sir Francis Quarles (1592-1644), prolific poet of spiritually edifying verse, Chronologer to the City of London, and one time assistant to James Ussher, Archbishop of Armaugh, is most famous perhaps for his work on emblems, although the present offering, a poem based upon an episode in Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia , went through many printings and editions following its first publication in 1629.  Quarles himself was a Puritan.

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