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Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Francis Meres; William Stansby; Richard Royston; Francis Bedford; English Printing Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||"To the reader" signed: Francis Meres.
The 1st ed. appeared in 1598 under title: Palladis tamia. It formed the second volume in a series of which Politeuphuia, wits commonwealth, 1597, usually ascribed to John Bodenham, was the first: Wits theater of the little world, 1599 (by Robert Allott), the third; and Palladis Palatium, wisedoms pallace, 1604, the fourth. Cf. Dict. nat. biog.
Signatures: A⁸ B-2I¹² 2K⁴( -K4).
Includes the famous "Comparatiue discourse of our English poets with the Greeke, Latine, and Italian poets" (p. 616-635) containing a number of references to Shakespeare.
LC copy has ink stamp: Bound by F. Bedford.
|Description:||, 741,  p. ; 15 cm. (12mo)|
|Other Titles:||Palladis tamia
Witts academy, a treasurie of goulden sentences, similies, and examples
|Responsibility:||by F.M. ...|