Bentivolio and Urania. Ingelo Nathaniel.
Bentivolio and Urania
Bentivolio and Urania
Bentivolio and Urania
Bentivolio and Urania

Bentivolio and Urania

London: Richard Marriot, 1660.

First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #045370
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2 volumes in full early polished sheep, published 1660 and 1664, edges worn, hinges cracked, spines dry and rubbed, old repairs to inner hinges; bindings reasonably sound overall. Copious notes to blanks in volume 1 in an early hand, ownership signature to title and separate elaborate ownership inscription to a rear blank on vol 2 dated 1750, scattered minor foxing and finger soiling, slight browning at page edges, but mostly quite clean internally. Volume 2 missing the title, a, a2 (both in the dedicatory epistle) and d (in the preface) and the first present page of the dedication is worn, but textually complete. [30],283;[12 of 20],385,[17]p

A popular allegorical romance much indebted to Spenser, it was reprinted in 1669, 1673 and 1682. Though of inferior quality, it was a direct precursor to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and an important (mis)step in the development of the English novel. The first edition is quite scarce. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Inventory No: 045370.

Price: $950.00

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