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. 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
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