Nugae Antiquae. John Harington.

Nugae Antiquae.

1769. London: W. Frederick, 1769.

2 vols. 12mo: [1] folding frontis, 210, [22] appendix pp; [1] folding frontis, [1] dedication, [3] to the reader, [4] contents, 263, [3] ads pp. Volume 1 contains folding plate opposite p. 134. Marbled boards in half calf, slightly worn. Gilt ruling on boards, paneled backstrip with title and decorations in gilt. Armorial bookplate of sir Edward W. Watkin in front pastedown of each vol. Headcap of vol. 2 damaged, front joints of each show some wear.

§ A posthumous collection of the writings of Sir John Harington (1561-1612) compiled and published here by one of his descendants, the Rev. Henry Harington (1727-1816). “[Harignton] wrote easily, and certainly was not a hero to himself. The most intimate facts of his domestic life afforded him materials for an epigram, and his frankness was entire. Hence he gives a living picture of life and society in his times, and abounds in incidental stories which throw great light upon many prominent persons". (Dictionary of National Biography). Item #106168

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