Silex Scintillans. Sacred Poems And Private Ejaculations.
With a memoir by the rev. h. f. lyte.
Small 8vo. 4.5 x 7 inches. lxvii + [v] + 231 pp. +  pp. publisher's list. Bound in original green cloth with paper title label. Spine sunned with some wear to head and tail and hinges starting to crack. One page browned, but otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate of Mary C. Cabot. Decorated by monumental design on title page, by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. The most acclaimed work of the Welsh metaphysical poet, Henry Vaughan (1621-95), known for his religious verse. It was first published in two parts, 1650 and 55. The biographical sketch is by the Anglican divine, Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847). Finely printed edition of a classic author published by William Pickering of Piccadilly. (Keynes, William Pickering, p.93).
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