"THE SPOKESMAN BEFORE GOD OF A VIRILE, UNCONQUERABLE HUMANITY"
DONNE, John. LXXX Sermons. WITH: Fifty Sermons. BOUND WITH: XXVI Sermons. London, 1640, 1649, 1660-61. Three volumes bound in two.
Extremely rare first editions of the three separately published folio collections of sermons by "the outstanding preacher of his day" and one of the greatest poets in the language (Baugh, et al., 613)—the third, XXVI Sermons, one of only 500 copies printed, is "considerably rarer" than the first two (Keynes)—handsomely bound together in two volumes, with engraved additional title page by Merian featuring a portrait of Donne. $29,500.