Book ID: 27839 The Duell of the Stags: A Poem. Written by the Honourable . . SIR ROBERT HOWARD.

The Duell of the Stags: A Poem. Written by the Honourable . . .

Place and Imprint: [London:] In the Savoy, Printed for Henry Herringman, 1668.
Edition: First and only edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 766; Wing H-2991; ESTC R19749, recording six copies in the British Isles (in four locations), 11 copies in the U.S. and one in Europe.
Condition: Small early stain on B3-C1, just effecting a few letters, without loss of sense; fine copy with good margins.
Book ID: 27839

Physical Description

4to, modern brown half morocco by Lloyd, brown cloth boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Without the final blank.


An allegorical poem, dedicated to George Villers, the Duke of Buckingham, about a prince, by the playwright and influential politician, Sir Robert Howard (1626-1698). Howard's brother-in-law was John Dryden, who it was rumored sometimes collaborated with Howard on his verse and plays. Villers was an advisor to Charles II and is generally credited with organizing the first fox hunt!

Price: $500.00

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