Today, I have seven books by Katherine Philips, A first pirated edition of the Poems, A first Authorized edition of the Poems, a fourth edition of the Poems and three copies of the first edition of the Letters! One of her first publications, a commendatory poem to the 1651 edition of Cartwright’s Poems.
The Unauthorized First Edition
Poems. By the incomparable, Mrs. K.P.
London: Printed by J[ohn]. G[rismond]. for Rich. Marriott, at his shop under S. Dunstans Church in Fleet-street, 1664 $8,000
Octavo: 17 x 11 cm.  (of 16), 236, , 237-238 (of 242) pp. A-P8, Q8, R4. This copy lacks leaf A1 (imprimatur,) leaf Q7, blank leaf Q8, and the final three leaves (R2-4) which…
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