Collected Works of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester [Limited Edition]
London: Nonesuch Press, 1926. Very Good. Item #25313
[London]: Nonesuch Press, 1926. First Thus, Limited to 975 copies of which this is no. 821. Quarto; publisher's brown cloth over blue-grey paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label; l,,407pp. Boards a bit scuffed and lightly dust-soiled, corners bumped, tiny chip to spine label, else a Very Good, sound copy overall.
Compilation of verse and excerpts of correspondence of the English poet and courtier John Wilmot (1647-1680). "Debauched" by alcohol by the time he was thirteen, Wilmot was considered an inveterate rake whose aesthetic was in direct opposition to the rise of puritanism. He died prematurely at the age of thirty-three of what is believed to be a venereal disease. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.