London: by Tho. Brudenell, 1651.
FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 1 vol., 7-5/8" x 5-7/8", (vii)440(x)441-599pp., complete, title-page printed in red and black, additional engraved title-page dated 1651, engraved portraits in text, the engraved portrait of Jerome of Prague is present on p. 21, as sometimes it is ommited. Bound in full 19th C. brown morocco, raised bands, gilt lettered title, edges sprinkled red, internally clean and bright.
"The most part of the poetry was done by Master Quarles, father and son, sufficiently known for their abilities therein. The rest the stationer got transcribed out of Mr. Holland and other authors." - Lowndes p.848