Edited by Rev. Alexander B Grosart

The Complete Works of Samuel Daniel in Five Volumes

Published: Printed by Hazell,Watson & Viney for Private Circulation only

Date: 1595 - 1623

Samuel Daniel (1562-1619).Taught verse by the Countess of Pembroke, he also studied at Magdalen Hall (now Hertford College) Oxford. He held the post of Poet Laureate between 1599-1619 and the sinecure posts of Gentleman Extraordinary and Groom to the Chamber of Queen Anne of Denmark (consort to James VI & I). With the presence of Descartes, the court had become a focus of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century culture and thinking. The complete five volume work offered as a facsimile edition of that printed for Simon Waterman between 1595 and 1623. Vol I printed 1595 - i Memorial Introduction, ii Inedited Introductory Poems 1595-1623, iii The Sonnets to Delia 1592, iv The Complaint of Rosamond 1592, v A Letter from Octauia to Marcus Antonious 1599, vi A Panegyrike Congratvlatorie to James I 1603, vii A Fvnerall Poeme upon the Death of the Earle of Devonshire 1606 (Charles Blount, eighth Baron Mountjoy) viii Certaine Epistles 1601-1603, ix Musophilus or Defence of All Learning 1603, x Occasional Poems from various sources 1593-1607 Vol 2 - printed 1599 - i Epistle-Dedicatory to The Lady Marie, Countesse Dowager of Pembroke, ii Books of Poetry I - VIII Vol 3 - printed 1599 - i Preliminary Note by George Saintsbury Esq. ii Cleopatra iii Philotas iv The Vision of the Twelve Goddesses v The Queenes Arcadia vi Tethvs Festival vii Hymens Triumph Vol 4- printed 1585 - i Memorial-Introduction II-Critical ii Preface and Epistles before Paulus Iouius 1585 iii A Defence of Ryme 1607 iv The Collection of the History of England 1612-1617/8 Epistles-Dedicatory to Viscount Rochester and Queen Anne, Certaine Advertisements to the Reader, From William I to Henry II Vol 5 - printed xxxx - i The Collection of the History of England 1612-1618 Richard I to Edward III, ii Certaine Notable Deuises both Military and Amorous iii Glossarial-Index with Notes and Illustrations

Provenance
Chatsworth House Attic Sale 2010

Condition
Condition notes apply to all volumes. Some staining to upper and lower boards,some detaching of spines to boards though all are still intact,rubbing to edges, cracking to upper and lower spines,five raised lines on each spine,partial titles on spines, BUT the pages are in almost pristine condition and many pages still uncut have contributed to this high quality of the condition of the pages.

£600

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