The Gentleman's Calling. Richard ALLESTREE.

The Gentleman's Calling.

London: Printed by R. Norton for T. Garthwait, 1667. 8vo, (xxii), 166 pp. Two engraved portraits, of Jeremiah and Zedekiah, rear free endpaper torn with loss, front endpapers marked with a later 17th century signature. Contemporary calf, covers slightly bowed, blind stamped rules and cornerpieces, joints a little rubbed, small piece lacking from the lower cover, old faded handwritten spine title, overall a well preserved and clean copy. A loyal Royalist, Allestree was made a canon of Christ Church at the Restoration, and later became Provost of Eton College. A popular guide to religious life, first published 1660 with 17 editions listed before the end of the century. Wing A1119. Item #15502

Price: £160.00

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