- Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.
- Editor: Cambridge, printed by Roger Daniel, printer to the University of Cambridge: And are to be sold by M[ichael]. S[parke]. junior, in the little Old-Baily in London, 1640.
- Sugetos: Literatura, Poesia
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION TRANSLATED BY JOHN GOWER, Master of Arts and sometimes of Jesus Colledge in Cambridge 1640. Small 8vo, approximately 135 x 85 mm, 5¼ x 3½ inches, LACKS final imprimatur leaf, collation: Par6, A-L8, M2 (lacks M2 final imprimatur leaf). Title page in red and black with printer's ornament, the first blank leaf which is in the collation and is often missing, is completely blank with an early ink signature and date of 1673 and another of 1733, and has three vertical chain lines, the same as the title page, but we cannot guarantee that it is has not been replaced at sometime, pages: , 1-146, (page 146 has 2 lines of latin underneath Finis), bound in full later vellum, gilt lettered maroon label to spine and gilt lettered label with date at foot of spine, marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Vellum slightly darkened, pale stain to title page several corners lightly stained, occasional small ink spot, slight shaving to top edges, with loss of running title to last page, 1 lower margin has loss to 1 catch word, 4 line neat old ink manuscript note in early hand to lower blank margin of 1 prelim, last page has a little old ink jotting otherwise a very good copy. See: Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, English Literature 1475-1700, Volume Two, page 782, No. 782 and for De Ponto No. 780; Carew Hazlitt, Hand-Book to the Popular, Poetical and Dramatic Literature of Great Britain, page 430, No. 14; ESTC S113673. THE FESTIVALLS IS BOUND WITH A DEFECTIVE COPY OF OVID'S "DE PONTO", second edition 1640, unpaginated, 120 pages including title page, lacks all of signature F, 8 pages have pale soiling, most legible, the rest are clean, one woodcut on death on verso title page, A2-E8; G-K2, K1 has letter C instead of K, probably a cancel. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.