The Remains of Sir Fulk Grevill Lord Brooke: being Poems of Monarchy and Religion. Never Before Printed.

London: Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman, 1670.

Price: $1,250.00


About the item

First edition. A4,B-O8. Lacking imprimatur leaf [A1] and final blank [O8]. [vi], 205 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Old sheep. Spine repaired, repairs to gutter of first four leaves, last leaf laid down to free endpaper, a few small private library stamps in text. Very good. Wing B4900; Grolier 408.

Item #246141

"As a poet Greville has always been admired for the difficulty of his writing, but his reputation was never higher than in the twentieth century, especially in the United States, where his standing as a poet of the plain style could be attributed to the writings of Yvor Winters and his followers. Winters regarded Greville as a poet who 'should be ranked with Jonson as one of the two great masters of the short poem in the Renaissance'" (ODNB).

Sound and attractive copy of this collection of the subversive verse treatises of Fulke Greville (1554-1628), courtier and author, and friend and champion of Sir Philip Sidney. The 'Remains' represents the first publication of his criticisms of monarchy and the established church, 'A Treatise of Religion' and 'A Treatise of Monarchy'.

Uncommon.