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BEAUMONT, Joseph (1616--1699)
Psyche, or love's mystery, in XXIV. cantos: displaying the intercourse betwixt Christ, and the soul. By Joseph Beaumont, D.D. ... The second edition, with corrections throughout, and four new cantos, never before printed.
Cambridge printed at the University-Press, for Tho. Bennet, London, 1702.
[16], 370, [2] p., engr. frontis. port.; 34.8 cm. (2°)

A religious allegory first published in twenty cantos totalling some 30,000 lines in 1648 (reissued 1651). The second edition was edited posthumously by Charles Beaumont, the son of the author: 'This Second Edition .. which has been so often and so earnestly desir'd by many, (the First being very scarce and very dear) ... is now presented to Publick View .. carefully Corrected in every Stanza, and much enlarged in every Canto by the hand of the late Reverend Author'. It includes 56 new stanzas commemorating the author's wife at the start of canto XVIII, and a 44-stanza prefatory poem by Samuel Woodford dedicated to Beaumont's memory. The frontispiece portrait is engraved by Robert White. Page 136 misnumbered 133. With a catalogue of books printed for Thomas Bennet at the end. ESTC t116218.

Copy Notes Inscribed on front free-endpaper in ink John Soane / 1812. Previous ownership inscriptions in ink on the title-page are washed out and mostly illegible: Ex Libris / [R---? B---?] / 1724 / Richard [---?] His book; and at the foot of the title a library shelfmark or inventory number 1 28 6. Front pastedown inscribed in pencil 5/.

Binding Contemporary early C18th blind-panelled calf, gilt-tooled floral ornament in spine compartments, later tan morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1656


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