1640 - Ben Jonson - Catiline His Conspiracy - from the Second Folio - Richard Bishop, Printer - SOLD

JONSON, Ben. Catiline His Conspiracy

London: Richard Bishop, 1640. Folio (11.5" x 7.5"). Single play disbound from Jonson's Second Folio, in patterened paper wraps; 73pp. Conforms to known printing errors between the First and Second Folios. Wraps show some rubbing/bumping along edges and some creasing to corners, with a small split to the back bottom hinge at tail of spine. Pages rippling bit. One page shows a clean, one inch tear at bottom, another shows a small spot, and a third a small inkstain in bottom margin, otherwise pages are clean with toning to edges and very occasional foxing. Binding is sound. Not ex-library.

Jonson's tragedy tells the story of Lucius Sergius Catilina (the titular Catiline) and, naturally, his conspiracy against the Roman republic, which was eventually exposed and thwarted by Cicero.