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1753 Works of Michael Drayton Elizabethan English Poetry England Polyolbion Wales Algincourt

Michael Drayton was a 16th-century English poet known for being one of the most popular poets of Elizabethan England. In 1753, over a hundred years after his death, the complete works of Drayton were published by Hughs and Reeve. This set features his historical poems such as ‘Battle of Agincourt’, and ‘Miseries of queen Margaret’, as well as his lyrical works such as ‘The Moon Calf’ and ‘The Quest of Cynthia’.

Item number: #5061

Price: $499

DRAYTON, Michael

The works of Michael Drayton : Esq ; A celebrated poet in the reigns of Queen Elizabeth, King James I. and Charles I. Containing, I. The battle of Agincourt. II. The barons wars. III. England's Heroical epistles. IV. The miseries of queen Margaret, the unfortunate wife of the most unfortunate king Henry VI. V. Nymphidia: The court of Fairy. VI. The Moon Calf. VII. The legends of Robert Duke of Normandy, Matilda the fair, Pierce Gaveston, and Tho. Cromwell Earl of Essex. VIII. The Quest of Cynthia. IX. The Shepherd's Sirena. X. Poly-olbion, with the annotations of the learned Selden. XI. Elegies on several occasions. XII. Ideas. XIII. The Owl. XIV. The man in the moon. XV. Odes and other Lyrick Poesies. XVI. Pastorals. XVII. The Muses Elysium. XVIII. Noah's Flood. XIX. Moses his birth and miracles. XX. David and Goliah

London : Printed by J. Hughs, for W. Reeve, at Shakespear's head in Fleet-street, MDCCLIII. [1753]


Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes (of 4)

Vol. I – [4], 33, [2], 384

Vol. II – [2], 385-824

Vol. III – [2], 825-1231, [1]

Provenance: Armorial Bookplate

C.J. Sofer Whitburn

An English banker from South Kensington, London.

Whitburn was a 19th century, self-made millionaire.

Language: English

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~8.25in X 5.25in (21cm x 13.5cm)

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1753 Works of Michael Drayton Elizabethan English Poet

Estimate $499 - $1,000Dec 16, 2018