Fragmenta Aurea : a collection of all the incomparable peeces / written by Sir John Suckling ; and published by a friend to perpetuate his memory ; printed by his owne copies.

Author
Suckling, John, Sir, 1609-1642 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Printed for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at his shop, at the Signe of the Princes Armes in St Pauls Churchyard, MDCXLVI [1646]
Description
1 leaf of plates, [3] preliminary leaves, 119 pages, 1 leaf, [2], 82, 64 pages, 2 leaves, 52 pages : frontispiece portrait ; 18 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Donor
Former owner
Binder
Printer
Annotator
Library of Congress genre(s)
Getty AAT genre
Notes
  • First edition.
  • Each division in the contents has special title page.
  • Signatures: A⁴ [2nd]A-G⁸, H⁴, [3rd]A-[2nd]E⁸, [2nd]F⁴, [4th]A-[3rd]D⁸, [5th]A-[4th]C⁸, [4th]D⁴ (A4 a blank)
  • Princeton copy 3 Imperfect: portrait wanting; lacks Actus V of Aglaura; t.p. of The goblins torn.
Binding note
  • Princeton copy 1 Full calf, gilt spine.
  • Princeton copy 2 (Ex) 3948.7.335 copy 2: Bound at the Club Bindery, New York City, in the late 19th century. Red crushed morocco, gold-tooled with onlaid black hollow-lozenge within a border.
Contents
  • To the reader
  • Poems, &c.
  • Letters to divers eminent personages: written on several occasions
  • An account of religion by reason. A discourse upon occasion presented to the Earl of Dorset
  • Aglaura
  • The goblins. A comedy
  • Brennoralt. A tragedy.
Provenance
  • Princeton copy 3 Charles Lamb's annotated copy; the annotations reflect Lamb's interest in the influence of Shakespeare on Suckling.
  • Princeton copy 3 Lot 48 at Bartlett & Welford's private sale of Lamb's books (February, 1848) purchased by [--] Woodman for 5 dollars.
  • Princeton copy 3 Provenance: Halsted B. VanderPoel (Christie's London, 3 March 2004, lot 106) -- Collection of Robert S. Pirie, Sotheby's NY, 2 Dec. 2015, lot 988 (acquired by Pirie from Bernard Quaritch).
Source acquisition
  • Princeton copy 1 Gift; John H. Scheide, Class of '96.
  • Princeton copy 2 Gift; Howard T. Behrman, 1986.
References
  • Behrman Coll. of Amer. Lit., p. 260.
  • Frederickson, C.W. Catalogue of the library of the late Charles W. Frederickson 964
Other title(s)
Fragmenta Avrea
LCCN
12039935
OCLC
3726651
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