Sir Philip Sidney, ‘Astrophel and Stella’ from The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia (1598)
This is the first appearance of Sidney’s influential sonnet sequence in print in an authorized fashion with his works since the illicit Newman copy of 1591.
Catalogue Number: 36
Publication: The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia. Written by Sir Philip Sidney Knight. Sig. Xx2r-Bbb3r.
Year of publication: 1598
Sonnets numbered? Yes
Sonnets entitled? No
Introductory sonnets: No
Number of sonnets in sequence: 108
Lines per sonnet: 14