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DANIEL, Samuel (1562--1619)
The whole workes of Samuel Daniel Esquire in poetrie.
London: printed by Nicholas Okes, for Simon Waterson, 1623.
[12], 231, [1] ; [6], 180, [19], 186--479, [1] p. : add. engr. t.-pl. ; 18.5 cm. (4°)

Edited posthumously by the author's brother (dedication signed: 'Iohn Daniel'). In two parts with separate register and pagination. The first part is made up from unsold sheets of Daniel's Civil wars, 1609 edition (ESTC s109257), preceded by a new letterpress general title-page and dedication leaf. These two leaves are not conjugate, and were printed as Tt5,6. Some copies retain quire A and others lack all or part of it. The engraved title-page to 'The Civile Wares' is signed 'T Cocksonus, sculp:'. It is in fact re-engraved from the engraved title-page of Camden's Britannia (1600), which was signed by William Rogers, with the cartouches containing a vignette of Britannia, the short title, the map of Britain, a vignette panorama and the signature of Rogers replaced by the engraved title, a motto, the author's portrait, the 1609 imprint, and the signature of Cockson. In the second part, there are separate dated title-pages to 'A Letter From Octauia to Marcus Antonius' (sig. 2A1), 'A Panegyrike Congratulatorie' (sig. 2C1), 'The Tragedy Of Philotas' (sig. Aa1), 'Hymens Trivmph' (sig. Ee7), 'The Qveenes Arcadia' (sig. Kk1), 'The Vision Of The Tvvelve Goddesses' (sig. Oo8), and 'The Tragedie Of Cleopatra' (sig. Qq1). See H. Sellers, Bibliography of the works of Samuel Daniel (Oxford Bibliographical Society Proceedings and Papers, vol. 2, 1927--1930, pp. 29--54), pp. 44--45. ESTC s109251; STC 6238.

Copy Notes The Soane copy is rebound in two volumes and grangerised with thirty-seven C18th and early-C19th engravings, probably around 1812--1815 on the evidence of some of the extra-illustrations which are cropped and laid down on paper watermarked '1812', and the style of the binding. In the rebinding the engraved title for the 'Civile Wares' in part 1 has been misbound to form the frontispiece to vol. II, and the blank following the 'Epistle' in part 1 (recorded in the collation as part of quire A) is absent, as is the blank leaf 2N4 in part 2. The majority of the plates are portraits and two views of castles taken from Shakspeare illustrated, by an assemblage of portraits and views, London: S. & E. Harding, 1793 (reissued with additional letterpress by G. Sidney later in the same year, and reprinted by E. Jeffery in 1811). The source of the others has not been identified. The extra-illustrations are as follows: Volume I: Samuel Daniel (opposite title-page); Isabel, Queen of France (p. [7]); Richard II (p. 1); Richard III (p. 1); Stephen (p. 4); Henry II (p. 4); John (p. 5); Edward III (p. 6); John of Gaunt (p. 7); Edmond of Langley, Duke of York (p. 7); Thomas de Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester (p. 8); Duke of Aumerle (p. 27); Earl of Northumberland (p. 38); Pomfret Castle (p. 63); Duke of Surrey (p. 66); Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York (p. 93); Earl of Westmoreland (p. 104); John, Duke of Bedford (p. 125); Humphry, Duke of Gloucester (p. 132); Earl of Salisbury (p. 146); Lord Talbot (p. 161); Baynard's Castle (p. 177); Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick (p. 177); Lord Rivers (p. 185); Margaret, Queen to Henry VI (p. 209). Volume II: Octavius Caesar (p. [5]); Mark Antony (p. 1); Queen Elizabeth (p. 19); James I (p. 29); Sir Thomas Egerton (p. 49); Lucy, Countess of Bedford (p. 67); Lady Anne Clifford (p. 71); Henry Wriothesly, Earl of Southampton (p. [75]); Sir Philip Sidney (p. [4]); Earl of Essex (p. 255); Cleopatra (p. 421); Julius Caesar (p. 428). -- Pencilled price on front free-endpaper of vol. I: 2 Vol £4-s14-d6. A pencil marking (offset) against the text on p. 352 of 'The Queenes Arcadia'.

Binding C19th diced russia, borders of blind-tooled festoons within thick-thin gilt fillet, blind-ruled spines with gilt-tooled centre-pieces, gilt text-block edges.

Reference Number 1550


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