Reliquiæ Wottonianæ: or, A collection of lives, letters, poems;
with characters of sundry personages: and other incomparable pieces of language and art. Also additional letters to several persons, not before printed. By the curious pencil of the ever memorable Sir Henry Wotton Kt. late provost of Eaton College.
|Main Creator:||Wotton, Henry, Sir, 1568-1639.|
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London : printed for B. Tooke, at the Ship in St. Paul's Church-yard, and T. Sawbridge at the Three Flower de Luce's in Little Britain, 1685.
|Edition:||The fourth edition, with additions of several letters to the Lord Zouch, never before publish'd till now.|
Editor's dedication signed: Izaac Walton.
With an engraved frontispiece portrait (a1v) signed: W Dolle-F.
The words "lives, ... poems;" are bracketed together on title page.
Among the contents are: The life of Sir Henry Wotton [signed at end: Iz[aak] Wa[lton].]; The elements of architecture; A philosophical survey of education or moral architecture; The aphorisms of education; A concept of some observations intended upon things most remarkable in the civil history of this kingdom; Ad regem e Scotia reducem; A panegyrick to King Charles; Of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex; and George Villiars [sic], Duke of Buckingham.
Contents (cont.) The difference and disparity between the estates and conditions of George Duke of Buckingham, and Robert Earl of Essex ... by the Earl of Clarendon [Edward Hyde]; A view of the life and death of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham; The great action between Pompey and Cæsar; A character of Ferdinando di Medici; The election of the new Duke of Venice after the death of Giovanni Bembo; A meditation upon the twenty second chapter of Genesis; A meditation upon Christmas-day; Letters to several persons; Poems; Letters to Sir Edmund Bacon; Additional letters to several persons; Sir Henry Wotton's letters to the Lord Zouch.
Text continuous despite pagination.
"Sir Henry Wotton's letters to the Lord Zouch" has separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous.
Wotton's parallel between Essex and Villiers, his life of Buckingham, and his panegyrick to Charles I were also published separately, the latter in Latin with title: Ad Regem è Scotia reducem Henrici Wottonii plausus et vota.
Physical description: , 79, 76-412, 411-582, , 585-713,  p. : ill., ports. ; 8⁰.
Citations/References: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), W3651
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