The Institucion of a Gentleman. Anno Domini M.D.LXVIII. Humfrey BRAHAM.

The Institucion of a Gentleman. Anno Domini M.D.LXVIII.

(London: Reprinted by Charles Whittingham, 1839). Limited edition, one of 100 copies, 8vo, (x, 132) pp. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Hayday in contemporary full vellum, blind stamped panel with gilt decoration to the centre, upper cover slightly bowed, some light soiling, circular mark to the lower cover. An edition commissioned by George Soaper "for presentation only" of a title thought to be the earliest English work on the subject, from the only copy extant, in the Bodleian Library. Originally published in 1555, ESTC now lists four copies of each printing. Item #38278

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