The Remains Of That Sweet Singer Of The Temple George Herbert




London: Pickering. Printed by Charles Whittingham.


1848, 1850


(the works of george herbert). vol. i. country parson, life and remains. vol. ii, the temple and other poems. sacred poems and private ejaculations. fourth edition.

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TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 4.5 x 6.75 inches. Vol. I, x + [ii] + 353 + [1] pp.; Vol. II, xxiii + [i] + 350 pp. [3]. Separate half title for The Synagogue in Vol. II. Title pages and half title (Vol. II only) in red and black. Some text in Latin. Bound in contemporary maroon morocco, gilt, with blind stamped borders; spines in compartments with raised bands and blind stamped bands. All edges gilt. Some wear to extremities and foxing of flyleaves and preliminaries; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 2 engraved frontispieces, including portrait. Decorated by ornamental title page and by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Editions of the classics, poetry and other works were produced to an exacting standard by the London firm of William Pickering (1796-1854) and printed to a very high quality by the firm of Charles Whittingham of Chiswick. These are reprints of the first editions of 1836 and 1835 respectively, Vol. II being stated to be the Fourth Edition. The contents of Vol. I are The Life of George Herbert by Izaak Walton and Appendix, The life by Barnabas Oley and his Preface; A Priest to the Temple: or, The Country Parson and a preface, notes, translation and collection, all by Herbert, concluding with his Letters in English and Latin. Vol. II includes The Temple and other poems by Herbert. It is concluded with The Synagogue; Or, The Shadow of the Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations in Imitation of Mr. George Herbert, by Christopher Harvey London, 1850). The two volumes include contributions by Izaak Walton (1593-1683), Barnabas Oley (1602-86), and Christopher Harvey (1597-1663) This classic edition of the collected poetry and prose of George Herbert (1593-1633) was inspired by a nineteenth century revival of interest in his work, following Coleridge's expressed admiration for it (his notes are included at the end). The Temple, a collection of English devotional poems was first published in 1633. (Keynes, William Pickering Publisher, p.71).

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