The Lives; of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert. To which are added some Letters written by Mr. George Herbert, at his being in Cambridge: : with other to his Mother, the Lady Magdalen Herbert, written by John Donne, afterwards Dean of St. Pauls. Izaak Walton.

The Lives; of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert. To which are added some Letters written by Mr. George Herbert, at his being in Cambridge: : with other to his Mother, the Lady Magdalen Herbert, written by John Donne, afterwards Dean of St. Pauls.

London: Tho. Newcomb for Richard Marriott, 1670. First collected edition. 8vo, [2], [xii], 88, 79, 140 (i.e. 120), 104pp; contemporary panelled calf. Nineteenth-century owner's ticket to front pastedown; ink inscriptions, sizeable chip to p. 9-10 of Donne with loss of text; small chip to B4 (p. 15-16) of Hooker; F1 (p. 65-66 of Donne) missing; Hooker mispagination from 157ff.; generally soiled, with occasional small chip; endsheets discolored from binding leather; covers worn, backstrip partly separated. Item #205810

Walton's Lives, short biographies of notable poets and clergymen, appeared serially and were here collected together for the first time in a single volume. The life of Sanderson was written in 1678 and did not appear together with these four until 1825, well after Walton's death in 1683. As with other copies of this edition, this one bears several small ink corrections to the text believed to be by Walton himself.

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