Editor’s note "To the reader" signed: H.S., i.e. Hugh Sanford. With additional works by Sidney. Sir W.A. = William Alexander, Earl of Stirling. Partly in verse. "Harper printed quires A-O, Young the rest" ("Sir Philip Sidney", p. 301). The first leaf is blank. "A sixth booke to the Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia" by Richard Bellings, originally published separately in 1624, has separate title page with imprint "London, printed for T. D[ownes]. and R. Y[oung]."; pagination and register are continuous. Johnstoun’s dedication and supplement,  p. at end.
"Now the ninth time published, with a twofold supplement of a defect in the third book: the one by Sr W.A. Knight; the other, by Mr Ia. Iohnstoun Scoto-Brit. dedicated to K. Iames, and now annexed to this work, for the readers benefit. Whereunto is also added a sixth booke, by R.B. of Lincolnes Inne, Esq."
Folio, , 624 pages, . Bound by Jon Robbins in full red diced calf. Sunning to spine and rear board. Archival repairs to blank first page, light damp staining to title and dedication page, several ownership inscriptions to front pastedown and title page, and a few scattered ink annotations in an old hand with some trimmed during binding. Closed tear (1.5 in., impacting text) to lower edge of page 267. Small area of insect damage (impacting text) on pages 321-374. Damp staining along gutter from page 549-end. This copy does not contain the early variants of "dedilcated" for "dedicated" and "Roung" for "R. Young", with other errors. JR Consignment. Shelved in Case 7.
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