1678 FOLIO Abraham Cowley Six Books of Plants Herbs Coca Flowers English Odes 2v

COWLEY, Abraham

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“What shall I do to be for ever known,

And make the Age to come own?”

I shall like beasts or common people die,

         Unless you write my elegy.”

 – Abraham Cowley, The Motto

 

Abraham Cowley was one of the leading English poets during the 17th-century. These two volumes of Cowley’s works feature his famous ‘Six Books of Plants’. This set of poems is famous for having the earliest reference to coca in the English language in the poem ‘A Legend of Coca’. Other works include ‘The Tragical History of Piramus and Thisbe’, ‘Loves Riddle’, and other poems and odes.

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1678 FOLIO Abraham Cowley Six Books of Plants Herbs Coca Flowers English Odes 2v

 

“What shall I do to be for ever known,

And make the Age to come own?”

I shall like beasts or common people die,

         Unless you write my elegy.”

 – Abraham Cowley, The Motto

 

Abraham Cowley was one of the leading English poets during the 17th-century. These two volumes of Cowley’s works feature his famous ‘Six Books of Plants’. This set of poems is famous for having the earliest reference to coca in the English language in the poem ‘A Legend of Coca’. Other works include ‘The Tragical History of Piramus and Thisbe’, ‘Loves Riddle’, and other poems and odes.

 

Item number: #8630

Price: $750

 

COWLEY, Abraham

 

The works of Mr. Abraham Cowley: consisting of those which were formerly printed and those which were design’d for the press

 

London: Printed by J.M. for Henry Herringman, 1678.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 tomes
    • Part I
      • [42], 41, [1]; 80; [4], 70; 154; 23, [1]; 148
      • Published: 1678
    • Part II & III
      • [14], 120, [2]; [6], 129-161, [1]; [22], 166, [2]
      • Published: 1689
    • References: Lowndes II:539; Perkin B 7; Wing C 6653
      • Perkin notes that Cowley’s “fame as a poet exceeded even that of Milton”.
    • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Sir John Trollope, Bart. M.P.
      • John Trollope, 1st Baron Kesteven PC (1800 – 1874), known as Sir John Trollope, Bt, between 1820 and 1868, was a British Conservative politician. He served as President of the Poor Law Board in the Earl of Derby’s short-lived 1852 Conservative administration.
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~12in X 8in (30cm x 20.5cm)

 

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8630

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Botany, Gardening, & Herbals

Authors

COWLEY, Abraham

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete