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|Named Person:||William D'Avenant, Sir|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William D'Avenant, Sir; Mary D'Avenant; Henry Herringman; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Carew; William Faithorne
|Notes:||Printed by Thomas Newcomb--Wing.
Dedication is signed by D'Avenant's widow, Mary D'Avenant. Notice to the reader signed: Henry Herringman.
Gondibert, Madagascar, Poems, and the Siege of Rhodes have special title-pages dated 1672.
Text of Gondibert preceded by "The author's preface to his much honour'd friend Mr. Hobs", followed by "The answer of Mr Hobbes to Sr William D'Avenant's preface before Gondibert" (both dated in Jan. 1650).
Collation: fol.: pi1 2pi² A-3D⁴ 3E²; ²A-3P⁴, 4A-4O⁴ [$2 (-¹A1, 2C1, 2M2, 3E2) signed; missigning ²2G2 as G2]; 505 leaves, pp. [8 unnumbered] 1-198 [199-200] 201-271 [272-274] 275-402; ²[4 unnumbered] 1-68 71-486 [=484]; ³1-111 [112 (blank)] [misprinting ¹55 as 65, ²213 as 113, 411 as 311, 413 as 313]. The second series of signatures and pagination begin with The siege of Rhodes; the third series of pagination begins with News from Plimouth, on ²4A1r.
Frontispiece portrait signed: Io. Grenhill pinx. W. Faithorne sculp.
|Description:||, 402, , 486 [i.e.484], 111,  p.,  leaf of plates : port. (engraving) ; 32 cm (fol.)|
|Contents:||[from table of contents] Gondibert --
Madagascar, with other poems --
Poems on several occasions, never before printed --
Declamations at Ruthland-House --
Three masques at Whitehall [Cœlum Britannicum (by Thomas Carew). The temple of love. The triumphs of the Prince d'Amour] --
The siege of Rhodes: the first and second part --
Playhouse to be let, containing the History of Sir Francis Drake, and the Cruelty of the Spaniards in Peru --
Unfortunate lovers --
The Wits --
Love and honour --
Law against lovers --
Man's the master --
Platonick lovers --
Albovine king of Lombardy --
Just Italian --
Cruel brother --
News from Plimouth --
The siege --