Menaphon [and] A Margarite of America


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First Thus. Hardcover, cloth spine over blue paper covered boards. Edited by G.B Harrison. Untrimmed. Herein are reprinted two scarce six teenth century romances by Greene and Lodge, respectively. Robert Greene was educated at Cambridge and published Menaphon in 1589, which is probably best known for the lyrical passage Sephestia’s song . Thomas Lodge, the son of Sir Thomas Lodge, the Lord mayor of London, was educated at Oxford. “A Margarite of America” was composed in 1595 during a winter voyage to South America, amid the storms of the Straits of Magellan. It deals with the tragic love of Arsadachas, son of the emperor of Cusco, for Margarita, daughter of the king of Muscovy. A very good copy of two scarce romances.

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Greene, Robert [and] Lodge, Thoams


Basil Blackwell

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8vo – over 7¾" – 9¾" tall

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Cloth Spine Over Boards