Lot 243
  • 243

Rowlands, Samuel

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  • Rowlands, Samuel
  • The Famous History of Guy Earle of Warwicke. London: Edw. Allde, [c.1625]
  • paper
Small 4to (168 x 120mm.), large woodcut illustration on title and 5 large illustrations in text, nineteenth-century calf gilt, gilt edges, bookplate of J. Comyns Wood, [S4450; STC 21378.7], text ends on P4, lacking all thereafter (quire Q), cropped in places with some loss (notably title and illustrations), binding somewhat worn

Catalogue Note

Third edition, very rare. This is the second recorded copy of this edition (the other is in Harvard University and is also described as imperfect).

ESTC records five editions of this work, all of which are very rare. There are two copies of the first edition (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Folger) whilst the other four editions are represented by unique copies. The second and third editions are only recorded in the USA, the fourth (1632) in the British Library and the fifth (1635) in the Bodleian. Of these five editions the second, third and fourth are all described as imperfect.