DescriptionRene Rapin. Reflections Upon the use of the Eloquence Of these Times. Oxford: by the Booksellers [Shield Press], 1672. Krown & Spellman retail: $450. First Oxford Edition, title-page issue. 8vo. ¹1,B-K8,L4. ,152p. Contemporary sheep-backed, chipped title on old red morocco label; new endpapers; edges red, old note on t.p., some old notes, paper age toned, marginal stain on first leaves, a few old notes. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
More Information: Rapin (1621-87) a literary critic of merit, a Jesuit who was highly commended by Dryden. The Oxford edition and the London editions are from the same date but the London edition appearaed a few weeks earlier. Wing R275A. ESTC r217058. Madan 2942 variant omitting 'are to be.'
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