[ALLESTREE, Richard (1619-1681)]. The Art of Contentment. Oxford: at the Theater, 1675. 8° (182 x 108mm). Engraved title vignette and frontispiece (outer margin torn with slight loss); The Causes of the decay of Christian Piety. London: R.Norton for Robert Pawlett, 1677. 8° (183 x 116mm.). Engraved title vignette and two plates; The Lively Oracles given to us... Oxford: at the Theater, 1678. 8° (182 x 109mm). Engraved title vignette, frontispiece. Provenance: D.Tremayne (ownership inscription); Dorothy Hammond (ownership inscription); The Gentleman's Calling. London: for Timothy Garthwait, 1660. 8° (159 x 95mm.). Engraved title, frontispiece and two plates. Provenance: J.Fullerton (inscription); Henry J.Gibbs (inscription and armorial bookplate).
4 works in 4 volumes. The first three in UNIFORM CONTEMPORARY BLUE-GREEN MOROCCO, panelled in gilt, poitillé floral spray cornerpieces, six compartment spines with raised bands, tooled in gilt, g.e.; the fourth work in contemporary dark blue morocco gilt, covers with double-fillet border, volute cornerpieces, six compartment spine ruled in gilt, g.e. (ties lacking).
FIRST EDITIONS (except the second work). Wing A-1085; A-1104; A-1149; A-1115. (4)