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LUPSET, Thomas (1498?-1530]. An exhortation to yonge men, perswadynge them to walke in the pathe way that leadeth to honestie and goodness: written to a frende of his. London: Thomas Berthelet, 1538

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LUPSET, Thomas (1498?-1530]. An exhortation to yonge men, perswadynge them to walke in the pathe way that leadeth to honestie and goodness: written to a frende of his. London: Thomas Berthelet, 1538

Small 8° (137 x 94mm). Collation: A-E8. Woodcut title border [McKerrow & Ferguson 30, dated 1534]. (Slight paperfault on E6.) 19th-century blue morocco gilt by Bedford, edges gilt. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate.

Second edition, first published in 1535, although earlier editions may have been lost. It was written in the form of a letter to Edmond Withipole, presumably one of his students, at Cardinal Wolsey's house, More in Hertfordshire on the feast of St.Bartholomew (24 August) 1529. Lupset, a close friend of Thomas More and Erasmus, had edited the second edition of Utopia. STC 16937 (records 6 copies, including the present). Of the previous edition only two copies are known.
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