47
47
[Cooke, Thomas]
THE BATTLE OF THE POETS. AN HEROICK POEM. IN TWO CANTOS. J. ROBERTS, 1725
Estimate
1,0001,500
JUMP TO LOT
47
[Cooke, Thomas]
THE BATTLE OF THE POETS. AN HEROICK POEM. IN TWO CANTOS. J. ROBERTS, 1725
Estimate
1,0001,500
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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[Cooke, Thomas]
THE BATTLE OF THE POETS. AN HEROICK POEM. IN TWO CANTOS. J. ROBERTS, 1725

Literature

ESTC T21426; Foxon C408

Catalogue Note

RARE; listed by ESTC in only six locations, with no copies in UK institutions outside the British Library. Published anonymously, Cooke depicts his poetic contemporaries going into battle for Apollo's laurel crown - left unclaimed on the death of Dryden. Whilst Ambrose Philips emerges victorious, the others, including Pope (with whom Cooke would continue to feud over the following years), are forced to retreat.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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