Castara … the third Edition. Corrected and augmented.

London, Printed by T. Cotes, for Will. Cooke: and are to be sold at his Shop … 1640.

12mo., pp. [22], 228, with a new additional engraved title-page by William Marshall (two putti burning a heart on an altar); D11v and D12r are transposed; type ornament borders on every page, separate title-pages to each part; a very good copy in eighteenth-century calf, gilt, joints repaired; early signatures to title of ‘Ber[nard?] Hyde’ and Savil Hyde (of Bore Place, Kent), with brief notes on two pages on Hindlip, the seat of the Habingtons, and on Lucy Herbert (‘Castara’); bookplate of James Stevens Cox.

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First complete edition. The first two parts were published in 1634 and 1635-6. The third part (pp. 167-228) appears here for the first time, and turns from love to religious reflection. Where the first two parts had expressed their dominant themes (courtship and married love) with the prose characters of ‘A Mistris’ and ‘A Wife’, the third part opens with ‘A Holy Man’. It contains his ‘best and most mature writing’ (Alott), including a sequence of 22 devotional poems.

STC 12585.

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