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PEACHAM, Henry (the younger). The Compleat Gentleman, London: Francis Constable: 1622, 4°, FIRST EDITION, engraved title, woodcut illustrations (small section of upper margin of A2 torn away, a few headlines shaved with slight loss), fine 19th-century speckled calf gilt by Mansell. [STC 19502]

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PEACHAM, Henry (the younger). The Compleat Gentleman, London: Francis Constable: 1622, 4°, FIRST EDITION, engraved title, woodcut illustrations (small section of upper margin of A2 torn away, a few headlines shaved with slight loss), fine 19th-century speckled calf gilt by Mansell. [STC 19502]
Provenance
H. [?]Joley, inscription dated 1707; Sir Wyndham Knatchbull, armorial bookplate.

Lot Essay

The 16 chapters of this conduct book cover topics such as "The dignitie and necessity of learning in princes and nobilitie," "Of the time of learning," "Of the dutie of parents in their childrens education," "Of a gentleman's carriage in the University," "Of stile in speaking, writing, and reading historie," "Cosmographie, "Geometry," "Poetry," "Music," "Of drawing and painting in oyle," and "Exercise of the body."
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