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SMITH, James (1605--1667)
The loves of Hero and Leander. A mock poem: with marginall notes, and other choice peices of drollery. Got by heart, and often repeated by divers witty gentlemen and ladies, that use to walke in the New Exchange, and at their recreations in Hide Park.
Printed at London 1651.
[2], 59, [1] p. ; 13.6 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. The 'Author's Prologue' is signed 'J.S.'. A compilation of verses, mostly pornographic, with two lampoons on Dr Gill of St Paul's School, generally attribued to the poet James Smith, who combined a clerical career with dubious behaviour in the London demi-monde (see ODNB). The poem was re-issued in 1753, both separately and as part of an issue of Certain verses written by severall of the authors friends; to be re-printed with the second edition of Gondibert, attributed in Wing to Sir John Denham. Page 57 is numbered 75. The Thomason copy is inscribed 'Aprill. 28th'. ESTC r208999; Wing L3276; Thomason, E.1300[2].

Copy Notes The Soane copy is crudely trimmed, with occasional loss of the page numbers and of marginal text at the fore-edges, and the title-leaf laid down on a larger leaf.

Binding C19th half calf, blind-tooled borders, title-page ruled in red and mounted.

Reference Number 1437


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