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The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations

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The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations by HERBERT, George; Christopher Harvey; Izaak Walton (1709)

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Author: HERBERT, George; Christopher Harvey; Izaak Walton
Title: The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations By Mr. George Herbert Late Orator of the University of Cambridge [with] The Synagogue, of the Shadow of the Temple
Year: 1709
Publisher: John Wyat, Ebenezer Tracy
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
Price: £200
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A distinguished volume which brings together one of the masterpieces of English verse, George Herbert's The Temple, with Christopher Harvey's book-length homage, The Synagogue. The 1709 edition of The Temple is one of the last editions seen to be in a direct line from the original Cambridge editions by Roger Daniel. Bound in nineteenth century half black sheepskin over pebbled cloth. In this edition two of the early 'concrete' poems have been converted into engraved format - Superliminare and The Altar. By contrast Easter Wings appears in its original side-on letter-press format. Early ownership signature of 'James Garth' and 'Rob.t Jones Hull 1756' to the title page. The text is tanned throughout. Harvey's Synagogue forms a pendant to Herbert's great sequence of poems, making up the second part of the volume with Walton's Life to follow. Collates: (The Temple) [frontispiece] [12] pp 1-192 [32] (The Synagogue) pp 72 [4]; (Walton) pp 58 [2] adverts. ESTC T82912.
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