The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia / written by Sir Philip Sidney, knight.

Sidney, Philip, 1554-1586.
London : Printed for George Calvert ..., MDCLXXIV [1674]
[32], 576, 541-564, 601-624, [28] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 31 cm. (fol.)
The thirteenth edition.

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Standardized Title:
stta ngi- n,ea imas (3) 1674 (R)
Sidney, Philip, 1554-1586.
Utopias -- Early works to 1800.
Happiness in literature -- Early works to 1800.
Idealism in literature -- Early works to 1800.
Idealism, English -- Early works to 1800.
Epigrams, English -- Early works to 1800.
Sonnets, English -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England London.
To my dear lady and sister the Countess of Pembroke / Philip Sidney
To the reader / H.S. [Henry Salesbury?]
Life and death of Sir Philip Sidney / Guilielmus Camdenus
[Epigrams on Sir Philip Sidney] / Owen and 29 others
The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia / written by Sir Philip Sidney
A sixth book to the Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia / written by R.B. [Richard Bellings]
Certain sonnets, never before printed / written by Sir Philip Sidney
Defence of poesie [also known as Apologie for poetrie] / by Sir Philip Sidney, knight
Astrophel and Stella / written by noble knight Sir Philip Sidney
Her most excellent Majestie walking in Wanstead Garden [a masque, also known as Lady of May, or May-Lady] / [P. Sidney]
A supplement to the third book of Arcadia / Ja. Johnstoun
Remedie for love / written by Sir Philip Sidney.
One of a series of editions of author's complete works and supplements by others, started around 1638 by different publishers.--BM (compact ed.).
Signatures: A⁴ b-d⁴ B-3I⁶ 3K² (leaf 3K2 blank).
Woodcut factotum, head- and tail-pieces.
Type ornament head- and tail-pieces.
Printed marginalia.
A supplement of the said defect / by Sir W.A. [William Alexander]: P. 327-346.
"A sixth book to the Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia" by Richard Bellings, originally published separately in 1624, has special dated title leaf (leaf 2T2r); signatures and pagination are continuous. Cf. ESTC.
Includes index.
Local notes:
Penn Libraries copy imperfect: plate and leaf K2 (blank) wanting.
Penn Libraries copy has a few early ms. marginal notes, marks and manicules in text; a few modern ms. bibliographical notes in pencil on pastedowns.
Presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Daniel and Barbara Traister.
Penn Libraries copy has dated 19th-century autograph ("S Wheeler 1829") on front pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy has paper slip with printed description of this copy laid in.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full early calf (boards and spine damaged); boards double-ruled in blind; 5 raised bands on spine.
Penn Provenance:
Traister, Daniel (donor)
Traister, Barbara (donor)
Wheeler, S. (autograph)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
ESTC R21446
Wing 3770
Pembroke, Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of, 1561-1621.
Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640.
Bellings, Richard, -1677.
Camden, William, 1551-1623.
Johnstoun, James.
Salesbury, Henry, 1561-1637?
Calvert, George, active 1648-1682, bookseller.