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Facetiae. Musarum Deliciae; or, The Muses Recreation.

MENNES (Sir John) and SMITH (James).

MENNES (Sir John) and SMITH (James).

Facetiae. Musarum Deliciae; or, The Muses Recreation. Conteining severall pieces of poetique wit. By Sr. J. M. and Ja. S. 1656. Wit Restor'd, in severall select poems, not formerly publish't. 1658. Wits Recreations, selected from the finest fancies of moderne muses. With a thousand out-landish proverbs. 1640. New Edition. With additional Notes, Indexes, and a portrait of Sir John Mennis, Kt.

Frontispiece portrait in vol.1, woodcut illustrations in vol.2.

Two volumes. 8vo. [220 x 170 x 73 mm]. xx, 339, [1] pp. xxvii, [i], 530 pp. Bound in contemporary (?) half blue goatskin, blue cloth sides, the spines divided into six panels with gilt tooled bands, lettered in the second, third and fourth panels, pale marbled endleaves, top edges gilt, the others uncut.
London: [printed by Savill, Edwards and Co. for] John Camden Hotten [1874].

A very good copy, which remains partly unopened. A facsimile reprint of Thomas Park's edition of 1817. Bookplate and shelf labels of F. Reddaway.

Stock no. ebc4362

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