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The tenth muse lately sprung up in America, or, Severall Poems, compiled with great variety of vvit and Learning, full of delight : wherein especially is contained a compleat discourse and description of the four elements, constitutions, ages of man, seasons of the year : together with an exact epitomie of the four monarchies, viz. the Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, Roman : also a dialogue between Old England and New, concerning the late troubles : with divers other pleasant and serious poems

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Title:
The tenth muse lately sprung up in America, or, Severall Poems, compiled with great variety of vvit and Learning, full of delight : wherein especially is contained a compleat discourse and description of the four elements, constitutions, ages of man, seasons of the year : together with an exact epitomie of the four monarchies, viz. the Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, Roman : also a dialogue between Old England and New, concerning the late troubles : with divers other pleasant and serious poems
Title (alt.) :
Tenth muse lately sprung up in America
Severall poems, compiled with great variety of vvit and learning, full of delight
Severall poems, compiled with great variety of wit and learning, full of delight
Creator:
Bradstreet, Anne, 1612?-1672
Bookseller:
Bowtell, Stephen, active 1643-1664
Former owner:
Eakins, Sara
Former owner:
Simpson, John
Former owner:
Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889
Former owner:
Cutter, Abram Edmands, 1822-
Name on Item:
by a gentlewoman in those parts
Date:
1650
Format:
Books
Genre:
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Inscriptions (Provenance)
Pen facsimiles (Publishing)
Autographs (Provenance)
Perforation stamps (Provenance)
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Places:
EnglandLondon
Extent:
[16], 207, [1] p. ; 14 cm (8vo)
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Restrictions:
Access to physical copy/copies by appointment only. Please contact Boston Public Library Rare Books and Manuscripts Department for further information.
Publisher:
Printed at London : For Stephen Bowtell at the signe of the Bible in Popes Head-Alley
Notes (citation):
English short title catalogue, entry R209246
Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, entry 497
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed., 1994), entry B4167
Notes:
A gentlewoman in those parts = Anne Bradstreet, whose name appears on A7r.
In verse.
Notes (object):
Error in paging: p. 70-71 misprinted as 80-81, 74-75 as 84-85, 75 as 67, 78-79 as 88-89, and 168 as 198.
Signatures: A⁸-O⁸ (A1=blank?).
Title within ornamental border; headpieces; initials.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy cataloged under call no. G.389a.77 bound in orange, late-19th-century goatskin panelled and tooled in gilt. Imperfect: A1 (blank?) and A2 wanting. Half of D4 torn away, repaired with cloth with losses replaced in pen facsimile. Portions of several pages printed lightly and overwritten in pen. All pen facsimile material in the same hand. Many outer margins reinforced. Armorial bookplate of Abram E. Cutter on front pastedown. Inscription ("Repaired in 1868") on verso of front free endpaper. Cutter's autograph on front flyleaf recto. The name "John Simpson" in an early hand in the margins of K1 recto. "1656 Eliabeth Pool H[is?] Booke" inscribed in lower margin of O8 and trimmed away. Early ownership inscription, faded to illegibility, on O8 verso.
Language:
English
Identifier:
G-389a-77_001 - G-389a-77_244
Call #:
RARE BKS G.389a.77
Barcode:
39999085859906