Rare books by John Donne, including first editions and signed ephemera of his Poems.
John Donne (1572–1631) was a metaphysical poet and Anglican clergyman. As a young man he studied at Oxford and was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn. Poetry was a fashionable pastime for young men of his social standing, and Donne became adept, writing a series of poems that were not intended for publication, but circulated among friends.
DONNE, John. Poems. With Elegies on the Authors Death.
London : 1633First edition of the principal collection of Donne's poetical works, issued two years after his death, here in a contemporary calf binding. With the exception of a few rare small pieces "none of Donne's poems was printed in his lifetime" (Hayward), and this posthumous collection presents the first publication of some of the greatest love poems in the... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 82696
DONNE, John. Paradoxes and Problems.
Soho : 1923First Nonesuch edition, one of 645 copies printed in the Fell types on handmade paper, this copy out of series and marked "Hilda's copy" in ink by the printer, Francis Meynell (1891-1975). Hilda Peppercorn (1886-1962), a concert pianist (performing as Hilda Saxe), was Meynell's first wife. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 148122