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Wareham
Dorset
BH20 4JX
Contact Tom Lintern-Mole
Telephone 01929 556656
Mobile 07921 151496
Specialists Antiquarian Books, Manuscripts c.1500-1900, Early Printed Books, Military and Maritime, Law, Fine Bindings, Illustrated, Travel
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Stand D14

DAVENANT, William.

Madagascar; with other Poems., London. Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1648.

12mo. [12], 84, 92-115, 117-140pp. Nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, gilt. Marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, upper board soiled. Neat later biographical notes (reporting contemporary gossip relating Shakespeare perhaps being more than his god-father) in manuscript to a blank fly-leaf. 'In felicitate felix' inscribed in early manuscript to title. Occasional marking, including a little to title, sporadic shaving to title and pagination.

Note
Sir William Davenant or D'Avenant (bap. 1696, d.1668), English dramatist and poet. An ardent royalist, the Poet Laureate Davenant was outlawed on the charge of high treason by Parliament in 1641 after participation in the First Army Plot. His collection Madagascar, first published in 1638 only a year after his confirmation as unofficial poet laureate, reflects his connections at court; indeed the title poem, addressed to Prince Rupert, relates to an abortive plan to lead an expedition to the African island. It is best known, however, for the three verse ode 'In remembrance of William Shakespire'.

Bibliography
Grolier, Wither to Prior NO. Wing D330.

Edition
Second edition.
£950