Publisher: London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1691.
Edition: Third edition overall; the first edition edited by Thomas Rymer; the first edition to bear Rochester's name on the title-page; and the first edition to include Rochester's play Valentinian.
Bibliographical References: Wing R1756; ESTC R1390; NCBEL II, 464 (Rochester) and 1704 (Rymer).
Condition: Edges rubbed and worn; a few small burn holes from a midnight candle; margins trimmed, but not touching the text; a good copy.
Book ID: 28087
Description8vo, 18th century panelled calf rebacked and recased, black morocco spine label, gilt lettering.
CommentsThe first properly edited edition of the poems and other writings of John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester (1647-1680), with a laudatory preface by playwright, poet and miscellaneous writer Thomas Rymer (1642-1713).