London: 1668. 1668. First Edition.
Printed: 1668 1609-1679 octavo, First Complete edition, Fourth edition overall "The recantation of a penitent Proteus" and "The fair quarrel" with separate title-pages/ There are at least three editions of 1668 See my blog of July 27 2015 The present is mispaged and the first line of the imprint ends: Lon-/ Signatures: A-H8/ Title within single rule border; head-pieces/ Leaves A1 and H8 are blank The title-poem first appeared separately in 1660; a smaller collection that this one (1668)appeared in 1661, and was reprinted in 1665
This copy is bound in full 18th century calf recently repacked with spine label Wild, a Puritan divine, met with popularity of his poetry rather disturbed such non-literary friends as Richard Baxter Included here are "The Norfolk and Wisbech Cock-Fight," "Upon Some Bottles of Sack and Claret," a satire on the political contortions of Nathaniel Lee, and a number of ballads and elegies Not a particularly common book; the new edition of Wing does not locate copies in the British Library, Harvard, or Yale (though these have a variant, status undetermined, with 120 pp of text, as opposed to 122 pp here). Item #764