A Collection of Poems: Viz The Temple of Death By The Marquis of Normanby... With Several Original Poems Never Before Printed, By The Earl of Roscommon, The Earl of Rochester.....
London. Printed for Daniel Brown...and Benjamin Tooke, 1701. First Edition.
8vo. , 453pp, . With three terminal advertisment pages. Recent blue morocco, gilt titling to spine, spine slightly faded. Slight marking to prelims, staining to R5 and R6. Very occasional marginal ink stains, marginal loss at corners of H3 and H4, not touching text.
The fourth collection of seventeenth-century poetry known as the 'Temple of Death' miscellanies, after the first mentioned work in the lengthy titles. First published in 1693 as A collection of poems by several hands, subsequent editions expanded in scope, featuring more poems and poets. This edition thus contains newer works by William Congreve, Charles Montague and perhaps most notably the first appearance in print of Anne Finch, the Countess of Winchelsea's The Spleen, a poetical examination and expression of depression.
ESTC T116471.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 9979