THE METAMORPHOSIS OF AJAX. Sir John Harington, Peter Warlock, pseud. of Philip Heseltine.


A new discourse of a stale subject; with an anatomie of the metamorpho-sed Ajax. Reprinted from the original editions; edited by Peter Warlock and Jack Lindsay. Pp. xxxii+144(last colophon), photogravure frontispiece, plus decorations, woodcut illustrations & initials reproduced from the original editions, appendices; roy. 8vo; grey papered boards, lettered and decorated in red, slightly soiled, edges and spine browned, the fore-corners bruised, lower joint starting, the spine chipped at extremities; uncut; bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown, ownership inscription on upper free endpaper, the frontispiece faintly offset (as usual) onto title page, edges of leaves a trifle browned; Fanfrolico Press, London, n.d.[1927]. First edition thus; being one of 450 numbered copies on heavy English hand-made paper. Arnold 14; Fanfrolicano 8 (calling for cloth backed boards); Chaplin, p. 27. *Peter Warlock was the pseudonym of Philip Heseltine. Sir John Harington was Queen Elizabeth's godson, and one of the brightest Elizabethan court wits. Item #093476

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