Donne Poetical Works edited by Sir Herbert Grierson
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket: Near Fine. 1968. Oxford University Press. Small owner stamp in bottom corner, back of cover. Dust Jacket in protective mylar sleeve.
Donne's 16th-17th century poetry was known for its wit and use of paradoxes. Examples: Two separated lovers are compared to the two legs of a compass; A flea that bites two lovers is equated to sexual intimacy. He also wrote powerful and profound sermons, one including the famous lines: "Never send to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee."