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The Arte of English Poesie

1589
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, English, 16th century (English), Author George Puttenham (English, died in 1590), Printer Richard Field (English, died in 1624)


Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 987; STC 20519

Dimensions

Overall: 19.4 x 14.2 x 1.9 cm (7 5/8 x 5 9/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.694

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one woodcut, diagrams, and concrete typography

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: Richard Field, 1589) Quarto; 138 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco (Rivière & Son).

Woodcut portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (fol. AB4v); examples of “concrete” poety in decorative typography (N1v-N2r).


London: Richard Field, 1589

Provenance

Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922; inscription: "H. G. Curtis April 1909"); his widow, by whom given to MFA, April 1925.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis