Poems, &c. Written upon several Occasions And to several Persons. Edmund Waller.

Poems, &c. Written upon several Occasions And to several Persons...

London: Henry Herringman, 1682. Fourth Edition. "Dryden, who greatly admired Waller and consistently treated him as mentor and precursor, claimed that 'the well-placing of words, for the sweetness of pronunciation, was not known till Mr. Waller introduced it'" Chernaik, DNB. "When neo-classical canons of correctness fell out of fashion in the nineteenth century, Waller's poetic reputation plummeted, and it has never fully recovered." Id.

8vo. [12], 289pp., [1]. ESTC R30183. Wing W516.
Later half calf over marbled boards, title-label; fore-edge of t.p. strengthened at edge; occasional soiling, stains and foxing; missing portrait but with later portrait glued in. In all very good. Item #120

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