1638 Countess of Pembroke ARCADIA Philip Sidney English Scandal King James I

SIDNEY, Philip

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“Who shoots at the mid-day sun, though he be sure he shall never hit the mark, yet as sure he is, he shall shoot higher than who aims but at a bush.”

Philip Sidney, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia

 

Philip Sidney’s “Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia” was a 16th-century prose that entertained audiences with sex, political scandal, violence, mobs, cross-dressing, and drug induced sleep! This fascinating work influenced William Shakespeare in his most famous of works including ‘Hamlet’, ‘King Lear’, and ‘Winter’s Tale’.

 

With fascinating provenance and previous owners tracing the history of the book all the way back to King James and the owner’s connection to the king.

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1638 Countess of Pembroke ARCADIA Philip Sidney English Scandal King James I

 

“Who shoots at the mid-day sun, though he be sure he shall never hit the mark, yet as sure he is, he shall shoot higher than who aims but at a bush.”

Philip Sidney, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia

 

Philip Sidney’s “Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia” was a 16th-century prose that entertained audiences with sex, political scandal, violence, mobs, cross-dressing, and drug induced sleep! This fascinating work influenced William Shakespeare in his most famous of works including ‘Hamlet’, ‘King Lear’, and ‘Winter’s Tale’.

 

With fascinating provenance and previous owners tracing the history of the book all the way back to King James and the owner’s connection to the king.

 

Item number: #11082

Price: $950

 

SIDNEY, Philip

 

The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia. Written by Sir Philip Sidney Knight. Now the ninth time published, with a twofold supplement of a defect in the third book: the one by Sir W.A. Knight, the other by Ja. Johnstoun. Whereunto is also added a sixth book, by R.B. of Lincolnes Inne, Esq.

 

London: Printed for J. Waterson and R. Young, 1638.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • [4], 624, [20]
  • References: STC 22550;
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • “James by the grace of god of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland king defender of the faith”
    • Anne Edwards
    • William Littleton
    • Crescye Dymoche
    • William Wylie Ashe
    • Lucy Wylie
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11.25in X 7.75in (28.5cm x 20cm)

 

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11082

Categories

Literature

European History

Authors

SIDNEY, Philip

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete