Parthenissa, That Most Fam’d Romance. The Six Volumes Compleat. Composed by the Right Honourable The Earl of Orrery. ROGER BOYLE.

Parthenissa, That Most Fam’d Romance. The Six Volumes Compleat. Composed by the Right Honourable The Earl of Orrery.

Publisher: London: Printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, 1676.
Edition: First complete edition, preceded by a parts issue which appeared from 1651 to 1669.
Bibliographical References: Wing O-490; NCBEL II, 679.
Condition: Some light stains and foxing, mostly to the endpapers and prelims; very good copy.
Book ID: 26527

Description

Folio, contemporary calf rebacked, red morocco label, gilt lettering.

Comments

A Restoration romance by the first Earl of Orrery with a plot somewhat typical of the period: platonic lovers and historical allegory in a classical setting, etc. Boyle was an Irishman (1621-79) who distinguished himself with Charles II and received the earldom of Orrery as his reward. In addition to this novel, he wrote poetry, plays and a Treatise on the Art of War (1667), and he was a friend of Katherine Philips and Margaret Cavendish. Armorial bookplate on the verso of the title-page of "Cary Coke Wife of Edward Coke of Norfolk 1701."

Price: $3,750.00

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