1674 ARCADIA Countess of Pembroke Philip Sidney English SCANDAL Sex Shakespeare

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’.

 

This 1674 thirteenth edition includes “A Sixt Book to the Countess”, which includes a special title page.

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1674 ARCADIA Countess of Pembroke Philip Sidney English SCANDAL Sex Shakespeare

 

“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’.

 

This 1674 thirteenth edition includes “A Sixt Book to the Countess”, which includes a special title page.

 

Item number: #8631

Price: $950

 

SIDNEY, Philip

 

The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia written by Sir Philip Sidney Knight. The thirteenth edition. With his life and death; a brief table of the principal heads, and some other new additions.

 

London: printed for George Calvert, at the Golden-Ball in Little-Britain, MDCLXXIV. [1674]

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [32], 576, 541-564, 601-624, [28]
      • Includes added title page for “A Sixth Book” which was originally published separately in 1624.
    • References: Wing S 3770; Lowndes 2396;
    • Provenance:
      • Armorial Bookplate – C.P. Wortham
      • Handwritten – Thomas Aldsworth, 1755
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~11.5in X 8.25in (29cm x 21cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

SIDNEY, Philip

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete