Bibliographical Description of the 1633 Poems
POEMS [STC 7045] first edition (Henry White copy) 4o 1633
Title: Poems . . . London. Printed by M. F. for Iohn Marriot, and are to be sold at his shop in St Dunstans Church-yard in Fleet-Street. 1633. [see photograph].
Collation: A4 B-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa-Fff4; 208 leaves.*
Contents: A1 blank; A2 title; A3r-A4r Epistle to the Progresse of the Soule (Infinitati sacrum, 16. Augusti 1601. Metempsycosis); A4v blank; B1r-Fff3v (pp. 1-406) text; Fff4 blank [see index of poems.]
* Some copies of the edition have an additional bifolium ( 2A2 ) containing the prose The Printer to the Understanders (2A1r-2A2r) and the six-line Hexastichon Bibliopolae (2A2v), signed Jo. Mar[riot]. It is inserted variously either in the middle of signature A (which places its contents in their correct position within the volume) or between signatures A and B (which illogically places the printer's address to the "Understanders" of the volume after the epistle introducing The Progresse of the Soule). Neither of Texas A&M's copies of the 1633 Poems contains this bifolium, but the university owns a detached copy of it.