DONNE, John.

Paradoxes and Problems.

With two Characters and an Essay of Valour. Now for the first time reprinted from the editions of 1633 and 1652 with one additional Probleme.

Soho: The Nonesuch Press, 1923 Stock Code: 148122
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"Hilda's copy" from Francis Meynell

First 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.

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Description

Octavo. Original red and cream patterned-paper boards, titles printed in black to paper spine label, partly unopened, untrimmed. With dust jacket.

Illustrations

Typographic decorative borders and head pieces, decorative opening initials.

Condition

Spine toned, slight rubbing, the binding otherwise sound and clean, faint offsetting to endpapers, else internally crisp. A near-fine copy in very good jacket, spine panel sunned, small nick with loss to upper edge of front panel, a hint of dust-soiling.

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