The works of Ben Jonson, which were formerly printed in two volumes, are now reprinted in one : to which is added a comedy, called The new inn : with additions never before published.

Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637 [Browse]
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London : Printed by Thomas Hodgkin for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, T. Bassett, R. Chiswell, M. Wotton, G. Conyers, 1692.
[10], 744, [4] p. : 1 port. (engraving) ; 37 cm. (fol.)


Former owner
Rare books genre
  • "Leges conviviales" has special t.-p., with imprint: London, Printed for T. Basset, 1692.
  • HSVR copy: Imperfect: frontispiece and several other leaves wanting; extensive fraying, tears, and repair, a number of leaves at front and back extended.
Binding note
  • ExKa copy in more recent calf, rebacked with monogram 'W S D' and coronet of duke on the spine (i.e. William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire). .
  • HSVR copy: In contemporary calf.
  • ExKa copy: On verso of title page: ink book stamp 'H.Cavendish.'
  • ExKa copy has bookplates of William, 6th Duke of Devonshire (Franks 5434, anonymous), William, 7th Duke of Devonshire (Chatsworth), and Grenville Kane.
  • HSVR (RHT) copy: Charles Lamb's copy, extensively annotated by him, mostly with transcriptions and excerpts from the works of Jonson and other authors. The annotations appear throughout the volume, in the margins, and on blank and half blank pages, including the verso of the t.-p.
  • HSVR (RHT) copy: Lot 20 at Bartlett & Welford's private sale of Lamb's books (February, 1848) purchased by George Templeton Strong for 25 dollars.
  • HSVR (RHT) copy: Provenance: Charles Lamb (his annotations throughout) -- George T. Strong (his sale, Bangs, [4 Nov. 1878], lot 904 - Charles W. Frederickson -- Christie's NY, Dec. 14, 2000, lot 104 ("Property of a Gentleman") via James Cummins to Pirie -- Collection of Robert S. Pirie, Sotheby's NY, 2 Dec. 2015, lot 987.
  • Wing (2nd ed.) J1006
  • ESTC R15282
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