CLIEVELANDI VINDICIAE, or Clieveland's genuine poems, orations, epistles, &c. Purged from the many false & spurious ones which had usurped his name, and from innumerable errours and corruptions in the true copies...
Edition: First edition
London: Obadiah Blagrave, 1677. Title page continues: "To which are added many additions never printed before; with an account of the author's life. Published according to the author's own copies." pp (22), 239 + frontispiece portrait in FACSIMILE on thick paper. Without the 18 pp of ads at rear. Modern rebinding of half calf and marbled paper boards, spine with morocco label and raised bands, new endpapers and two blanks at rear. Title leaf lightly darkened, short margin tear repaired on verso; text paper lightly toned, with scattered small spots; VG otherwise, externally fine. "There were apparently three issues of this 1677 edition, all from one setting of type, which differ only in the title page...'The epistle dedicatory' is signed on A5 verso 'J.L. S.D.' The editors have been identified as John Lake and Samuel Drake. This issue has the intials on A5 verso corrected to 'J.L.S.D.' " - COPAC. Cleveland, a Royalist poet, was hugely popular in his day, but by 1700 he was a forgotten man. Wing (2nd ed., 1994), C4670. ESTC R1370.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover