1714 Scarce Book - Prince ARTHUR An Heroick Poem by Sir Richard Blackmore. KING ARTHUR.
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Title: Prince Arthur. An Heroick Poem. In Ten Books. To which is Annexed an Index, explaining the Names of Countries, Cities, and Rivers, &c.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London, Printed for J. Tonson, 1714. Fourth Edition Revised (stated).
Size: 5.5" X 3.5".
Pages: Preface, 341 pages + Index + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good original full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed - as shown, gilt title, date, and author's initials R.B. on the spine - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare foxing and staining - as shown, ink name of a previous owner on a preliminary blank page and on the upper margin of the title page - as shown, ex-libris of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Estimate : (Scarce with no or few other copies available for sale worldwide).
The book: "Prince Arthur: An Heroick Poem" is a notable work in the realm of English literature, especially as an epic poem. This 1714 fourth edition offers a glimpse into the early 18th-century literary style and historical value. The poem, divided into ten books, showcases the valorous deeds and adventures of the legendary King Arthur, a central figure in British folklore and literature.
The author: Sir Richard Blackmore (1654–1729) was an English poet and physician. He is known for his epic poems, including 'Prince Arthur', which were written at a time when such classical forms of literature were highly revered. Blackmore's works were a significant contribution to the heroic poetry genre of the early 18th century.
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