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Facetiae. Musarum deliciæ: or, the Muses recreation. Conteining severall pieces of poetique wit. By Sr. J.M. and Ja: S. 1656. And Wit restor'd, in severall select poems, not formerly publish't. 1658. Also Wits recreations, selected from the finest fancies of moderne Muses. With a thousand out-landish proverbs. Printed from Edition 1640, with all the wood engravings, and improvements of subsequent editions. To which are now added memoirs of Sir John Mennis and Dr. James Smith. With a preface. In two volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
London:, printed by T. Davison; for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,, 1817.
2 vols ; 20.0 cm. (8°)
I: [6], xxxix, [1], 100, [2]; [3], 104--309, [1] p., engr. frontis.
II: [5], 10--516 p. : illus. (wdcut, engr.)

Facsimile reprints of Musarum Deliciæ (1658) and Wit Restor'd (1658) in vol. I (with a blank leaf [G3] between the two), and Wits Recreations (1640) with 'Outlandish Proverbs, Selected By Mr. G.H.' in vol. II, with reproductions of original title-pages and a facsimile of the original engraved title-page of 'Witt's Recreations' with opposite 'The Frontespeice Discovered' by way of explanation. This engraved title-page, the explanation, the reproduction title-page of 'Wits Recreations' and dedication leaf all precede the general title-page in vol. I. Originally collected by Henry Herringman (1655) and ascribed to Sir John Mennes and James Smith, but all three collections include the works of other contemporary poets. Preface, memoirs and notes attributed to Edward Dubois and Thomas Park.

Copy Notes Untrimmed edges.

Binding Original C19th grey-paper boards, printed paper spine-label reading 'Wits Recreations. Wit Restor'd/ Musarum Deliciæ. Two Vols. Vol. ...'.

Reference Number 1464

Additional Names Park, Thomas (1759--1834); Mennis, Sir John (1599--1671); Mennes, Sir John (1599--1671); Smith, James (1605--1667); Dubois, Edward (1774--1850)

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