1639 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1639.


New books[edit]


  • Francisco de QuevedoLa isla de los monopantos
  • Jan Marek MarciDe proportione motus seu regula sphygmica
  • Friedrich SpanheimCommentaire historique de la vie et de la mort de . . Christofle Vicomte de Dohna
  • Henry Spelman (ed.) – Concilia, Decreta, Leges, Constitutiones in re Ecclesiarum Orbis Britannici (3 vols, containing many forgeries)[1]



  • Richard CorbetCertain Elegant Poems
  • John Clarke – Paroemiologia ("Early to bed and early to rise...")
  • Henry GlapthornePoems, including a series addressed to "Lucinda"
  • Francis QuarlesMemorials Upon the Death of Sir Robert Quarles, Knight




  1. ^ "Myths of the Early British Church". Fakes, Lies, and Forgeries: Rare Books and Manuscripts from the Arthur and Janet Freeman Bibliotheca Fictiva Collection. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Libraries. 2014. Retrieved 2017-09-06.