Sidney, Sir Philip
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- Sir P.S. his Astrophel and Stella. Wherein the Excellence of Sweete Poesie is Concluded. London: Printed [by John Danter] for Thomas Newman, Anno Domini 1591
- ink, paper, leather
4to (7 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.; 186 x 137 mm). Printer's ornaments on title-page, woodcut headpiece on A2; light dampstaining throughout, leaves H1,4 in facsimile. Brown crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, paneled gilt, the spine in six compartments paneled and lettered gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins, edges gilt; turn-ins offset to free endpapers.
GPA-Bolton Library, Cashel (Christie's London, 23 June 1993, lot 201). acquisition: Purchased at foregoing sale through Bernard Quaritch
STC 22537; ESTC S110965
One of the great rarities of English literature. The second edition, corrected with the prefaces and sonnets by Daniel and others eliminated. Of this edition, ESTC records a total of five copies in institutions, including the present copy. The first edition, printed the same year, was suppressed as it was published from a corrupt text. Of that edition, only two copies are known.