Prince Arthur. An Heroick Poem. In Ten Books.
Prince Arthur. An Heroick Poem. In Ten Books.
Prince Arthur. An Heroick Poem. In Ten Books.
Prince Arthur. An Heroick Poem. In Ten Books.

Prince Arthur. An Heroick Poem. In Ten Books.

London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1695. Second edition, corrected. Hardcover. Small folio. The second edition, corrected, to which is added an Index explaining the names of countries, cities, rivers, etc. (20),296,(4)pp. Contemporary full calf tooled in a Cambridge design. Spine extra gilt with title on red morocco label. Hinges neatly mended; corners worn; bookplate; else a very good copy with a fine text block. Contemporary notes on the preliminaries. A fine copy. 'Prince Arthur' opens with Arthur's return to Britain to reclaim the crown, and culminates with the final single battle between Tollo and Arthur for control of the kingdom. Taken from Geoffrey, and modelled stylistically on Virgil ('I sing the Briton and his Righteous Arms'), Prince Arthur was a great favorite of King William. The first edition with an index. Wing B3081. Lowndes 211. Near fine. Item #16889

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