First Edition, Large Paper Copy The Bradley Martin Copy
WYCHERLEY, William. Miscellany Poems: As Satyrs, Epistles, Love-Verses, Songs, Sonnets, &c. London: Printed for C. Brome, J. Taylor, and B. Tooke , 1704.
First edition, first issue. Large paper copy Folio in fours. (13 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 352 x 215 mm). xlvi, [1, errata], [1, blank], 64, 63-438. pp. Pages 63-64 repeated in the pagination but text and collation continuous as usual. With mezzotint frontispiece portrait. Title-page in double-ruled border. The final leaf [pg 438] in an early state with "The end of the first volume" printed and no correction slip reading "THE END." Although it states "the end of the first volume, there were no more volumes published.

Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked with original spine laid down. Boards paneled in gilt. Spine tooled in gilt. Two red morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Some rubbing to board edges and spine. Previous owner's bookplates, two on front pastedown, one on rear pastedown. Bookplates of James Norman, H. Bradley Martin and William Marchbank. Minor paper flaw at bottom margin of a2, not affecting text. Bottom outer corners of leaves G2 and G3 torn, but not affecting text. Minor toning to endpapers from glue. Overall a very good copy, and internally very clean.

"This is the most famous of literary mezzotints and is rarely found in such magnificent state still prefixed to this volume as intended." (Pforzheimer, 1101).

Except for the piece 'Upon the Idleness of Business' the contents of this volume do not appear ro have been reprinted except in the Nonesuch collected edition of this author." (Pforzheimer, 1101).

ESTC T144864. Pforzheimer 1101.

HBS # 68244 $1,750