The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia; Now the fift time published with some new additions. Also a supplement to a defect in the third part of this history by Sir W. Alexander. Sir Philip Sidney KNIGHT.
The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia; Now the fift time published with some new additions. Also a supplement to a defect in the third part of this history by Sir W. Alexander
The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia; Now the fift time published with some new additions. Also a supplement to a defect in the third part of this history by Sir W. Alexander
The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia; Now the fift time published with some new additions. Also a supplement to a defect in the third part of this history by Sir W. Alexander
The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia; Now the fift time published with some new additions. Also a supplement to a defect in the third part of this history by Sir W. Alexander
The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia; Now the fift time published with some new additions. Also a supplement to a defect in the third part of this history by Sir W. Alexander
The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia; Now the fift time published with some new additions. Also a supplement to a defect in the third part of this history by Sir W. Alexander

The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia; Now the fift time published with some new additions. Also a supplement to a defect in the third part of this history by Sir W. Alexander

Dvblin: Printed by the Societie of Stationers, 1621. Fifth. Quarto : pp [6] 588 : woodcut title : leather covered boards : six raised bands to spine : later leather title panel lettered in gilt.

Lacks first and last blanks; title page quite edgeworn, soiled to lower right quadrant and tipped back in (affixed to par.1 at gutter) ; ten tears to margins; three holes to individual pages, two with small loss of text; occasional thumbprint; some evidence of contact with water towards the back (not every page but from 2S3 off and on until the end); two old paper repairs (on the title verso and at Y6) marginalia at E4 and O4 of a doodling nature; repair to top panel of spine in a different leather; evidence of rebacking (some time ago); joints once more starting at the tail of the spine. Bookseller receipt addressed to previous owner loosely laid in (dated 1977). [EST: S117320]. Good. Item #2158

Sir Philip Sidney Knight (1554-1586) was a prominent figure of the Elizabethan age. Arcadia is recognised as his most ambitious work, and though he died before completing a revised version, the work enjoyed great popularity for more than a century after its publication. There were several early editions of the book. Knight's friend Fulke Greville published the revised version alone in 1590. The Countess of Pembroke, Knight's sister, published a version in 1593, which pasted the last two books of the first version onto the first three books of the revision. In this 1621 edition, Sir William Alexander provided a bridge to bring the two stories into agreement.

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