Bentivolio and Urania, in six books. The fourth edition with…

~ Bentivolio and Urania, in six books. The fourth edition with large amendments. Wherein all the obscure words throughout the book are interpreted in the margin, which makes this much more delightful to read than the former editions. London: A[nne].M[axwell]. and R[obert].R[oberts]. for Dorman Newman, at the Kings Arms in the Poultrey, 1682.

[with:] - Bentivolio and Urania. The second part. In two books. The fourth edition. London: printed by E[van]. T[yler]. and R[alph]. H[olt]. for Dorman Newman, at the King's Arms in the Poultrey, 1682.

2 vols. bound as 1, folio (342 × 215 mm.), pp. [xiv], 171 (occasional mispagination), [1]; [xii], 219, [19]. Woodcut device to title, woodcut head and tailpieces, decorative initials. Two leaves foxed (pp. 145-6, 151-2). Slight worming to margins, not affecting text. Very early marbled boards, quarter red sheep. Worn, but nonetheless a very good copy.

Fourth, amended edition. First published in two instalments in 1660 and 1664, Ingelo's best-selling work of moral and religious instruction was soon reprinted with a second edition in 1669 and the third in 1673. The fourth edition, 1682, included "large amendments. Wherein all the obscure words throughout the book are interpreted in the margin". Each of the two volumes was printed by a different printer and ESTC records indicate that they were not intended to be issued together. Wing, I178. Wing, I181.

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