The Works of John Chalkhill. Edited with an introductory essay, commentary, and appendices by Charles Ryskamp & Scott D. Westrem.

[London]: The Roxburghe Club, 1999. First edition, one of a small number specially bound for members of the Roxburghe Club (names of 42 members are printed on a preliminary leaf). 4to. xiv, 220 pp. Illustrated from facsimile manuscript pages. Chalkhill (ca. 1595-1642) was a seventeenth-century British poet who is known by two angling songs that Izaak Walton included in his 1653 "Compleat Angler," a 3000-line "pastoral history" published as "Thealma and Clearchus" in 1683 (with a preface by Walton), and by a group of shorter poems that are archived "among the Gell family papers at Hopton Hall in Derbyshire" (preface), published here as a group for the first time. Fine copy, designed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press, New York. A trade edition was also issued in 1999, by the Princeton U. Press. Publisher's red quarter-morocco, gilt, and cloth, gilt spine title. (9577). Item #63015

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