A BALLADE UPON A WEDDING. Sir John Suckling.

A BALLADE UPON A WEDDING.

A discourse between two country-men. Pp. [ii]+12+[2](colophon, verso blank), title page printed in red & black; dull red paper wrappers with flap folds over card, printed paper title label on upper wrapper, edges slightly creased; bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown; High House Press, Shaftesbury, Dorset, 1925. Edition limited to 162 copies. Tomkinson 5. *The best known work by the Cavalier poet Sir John Suckling (1609-1642), who is also credited with having invented the card game cribbage. Suckling was a gentleman of the privy chamber to Charles I, and a friend of the poets Thomas Carew, Richard Lovelace and Sir William Davenant. The High House Press was founded by James Masters in 1924. At first, the entire work of the Press - typesetting, press-work, editing, etc. - was done by Masters alone, but after 1927 his wife helped with the typesetting. In 1936 James and Beatrice Masters moved to Westbury-on-Trym, where the High House Press operated for another four years. Item #134033

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