1716 Ben Johnson Playwright Poems Satire ALCHEMIST Illustrated 6v Theater Stage

JONSON, Ben

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Benjamin Jonson was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy in the early 17th-century.  Although he popularized the comedy of humors, he is best known for the satirical plays and epigrammatic poetry.

 

He is generally regarded as the second most important English playwright during the reign of James VI and I after William Shakespeare. He was a towering literary figure, and his influence was enormous for he has been described as ‘One of the most vigorous minds that ever added to the strength of English literature”.

 

This 1716 edition of the works of Ben Jonson was published in London in six fine volumes. Interestingly, this set was the first octavo edition of the poems of Jonson.

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1716 Ben Johnson Playwright Poems Satire ALCHEMIST Illustrated 6v Theater Stage

 

Benjamin Jonson was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy in the early 17th-century.  Although he popularized the comedy of humors, he is best known for the satirical plays and epigrammatic poetry.

 

He is generally regarded as the second most important English playwright during the reign of James VI and I after William Shakespeare. He was a towering literary figure, and his influence was enormous for he has been described as ‘One of the most vigorous minds that ever added to the strength of English literature”.

 

This 1716 edition of the works of Ben Jonson was published in London in six fine volumes. Interestingly, this set was the first octavo edition of the poems of Jonson.

 

Item number: #14667

Price: $950

 

JONSON, Ben

 

The works of Ben Johnson : in six volumes. Adorn’d with cuts.

 

London : Printed for J. Walthoe, M. Wotton, et al… 1716. 1st octavo edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 6 volumes
    • I – 512
      • 4 engraved plates
    • II – 448
      • 4 engraved plates
    • III – 488
      • 1 engraved plate
    • IV – 455, [1]
      • 2 engraved plates
    • V – [2], 432
    • VI – [2], 414, [10]
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)

 

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14667

Category

Literature

Authors

JONSON, Ben

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete