[SHELFORD, Robert (1563-1627)]. Lectures or Readings upon the 6. verse of the 22. chapter of the Proverbs, concerning the vertuous education of Youth: A treatise very necessary for all parents in this corrupt and declining age of the world. London: Printed by the Widdow Orwin for Thomas Man, 1596.
Small 8° (153 x 95mm). Collation: A4+1 [A1 blank except for signature, title is an additional leaf] B-I8 K4. Woodcut printer's device on title. (Sidenotes shaved or cropped on 8 leaves; H6 remargined. In spite of this really a very good copy.) 19th-century calf by Pratt (upper cover detached). Provenance: John, 4th Marquess of Bute bookplate.
FIRST EDITION. THE ONLY COPY RECORDED. STC 22400.5. There were two further editions of this work, in 1602 (STC 22401 recording only the Bodleian copy) and 1606 (STC 22402 recording only copies at Dr.Williams Library and Cambridge); CBEL I.2000.