The Bride Reprinted for the First Time from a Copy of the Original Edition of 1617 in the Library of Harvard College. With an Introductory Note by Alfred Claghorn Potter

Rowlands, Samuel ; [ D. B. Updike ]

Editorial: For C. E. Goodspeed by the Merrymount Press, Boston, 1905
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Autograph; Unpaginated pages; Original blue paper-covered boards, decorated and lettered in black on the front board, printed paper spine label, uncut. Minor rubbing to the spine and the printed paper label, toning and rubbing along the edges of the boards, contents fresh and clean. Copy number 53 of 210 copies printed on Old Italian handmade paper by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston. OCLC: 2076127 This copy has a warm inscription to Edgar Wells from the editor thanking him for "constant help in the up-building of our collection of English Literature. [signed] Alfred Claghorn Potter / Harvard College Library / Feb. 28 / 05." The inscription is to Edgar Huidekoper Wells (1875-1938; Harvard A.B. 1897) - who operated Edgar H. Wells and Company, a rare book shop in New York City, from 1921 to 1938. Potter and Wells co-authored a book on the Harvard Library - "Descriptive and historical notes on the library of Harvard University" (Published in 1911 as No. 60 in the series "Biographical Contributions of the Library of Harvard University"). This handsome 1905 book represents a significant triumph in the persistent reading of rare book catalogues by someone at Harvard, who found what is still thought to be the unique surviving copy of this 1617 poem by Samuel Rowlands "in the catalogue of a bookseller in a small German town in the spring of [1904]." Samuel Rowlands (c. 1573 - 1630), was an English author of pamphlets in prose and verse. It is still nearly true as the preface to this 1905 volume states, that "Of Rowlands's life almost nothing is known. He may have worked for the two booksellers who printed most of his works. Edmund Gosse, in his introduction to Rowlands's complete works, edited (1872-80) for the Hunterian Club in Glasgow by Sidney John Hervon Herrtage, sums him up as a kind of small non-political Daniel Defoe, a pamphleteer in verse whose talents were never put into exercise except when their possessor was pressed for means, and a poet of considerable talent without one spark or glimmer of genius. The Hunterian edition mentions "The Bride" but concluded that it was lost to history. An interesting bit of English literary history, Harvard Library history, and handsomely printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, as well. ; Signed by Editor; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. N° de ref. de la librería 39134

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Título: The Bride Reprinted for the First Time from ...

Editorial: For C. E. Goodspeed by the Merrymount Press, Boston

Año de publicación: 1905

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Edición: Limited/Numbered Edition.

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