The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia

Author

Philip Sidney

Title

The Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia

Date

1638

Place

London

Publisher

Printed for J. Waterson and R. Young

Language

English

Edition

Now the ninth time published with a twofold supplement of a defect in the third book, the one by Sr. W.A. Knight; the other by Mr. Ja. Johnstoun Scoto-Brit. dedicated to K. James, and now annexed to this work, for the readers benefit, whereunto is also added a sixth booke, by R.B. of Lincolnes Inne, Esq.

Contributor

William Alexander Stirling
James Johnstoun
Richard Bellings

Note

CONTENT:
Certaine sonnets -- The defence of poesie -- Astrophel and Stella -- Her Most Excellent Majestie walking in Wansted garden.

Title within engraved, illustrated border "A sixth booke to the Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia" has special t.p., with imprint: London : Printed for T.D. and R.Y., 1638.

NOTE:
ESTC records 47 copies.

COLLATION:
2º: π —2 aa6 bb4 A-Fff6 [$3 (-Y2, Ee covered with paper insert)]

TYPE:
Roman; Italic

DEDICATIONS:
Dedicated to the Most Potent High, and Invincible Prince, K. James the Sixt, King of Scotland, &c. Grace, Health, Prosperity, and Peace, with daily increase of Honour.

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Engraved compartment surrounds title and publication information. Dedication pages and the starting pages of new sections within the book feature ornamented upper borders and engraved first letters.

PROVENANCE:
1. CRRS bookplate on inner pastedown.
2. Signatures of original provenance on pastedown in front matter.

Gift to Victoria University Library. Jackson, Robin. 2009/07/23.

CONDITION:
Boards: marbled boards are scratched and distressed, with the front board fully detached. Spine is worn and chipped. Leaves: foolscap leaves are torn and stained, with some wove paper inserts in places that the foolscap has worn away. On title page, there are spirals of faded ink lining the bottom of the page. An annotator has filled in the missing words with pen and ink. In these places, ink splotches are visible. The pen-and-ink writing is clearest on the back pages, including pp. 621-623.

IMPRINT:
London : Printed for J. Waterson and R. Young, 1638.

FORMAT:
[26], 624 p. ; 28 cm. (fol.)

REFERENCES:
STC (2nd ed.) 22550
Stump, D. Sidney 8

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Num Pages

650

Call Number

PR2342 .A5 1638

Item Type

Book

Files

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Collection

Citation

Philip Sidney, “The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed April 12, 2024, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8489.