Book Description

4to. First edition. Pp [xxiv], 381, [3]; [vi], 34. Engraved title page, and four folding plates. Contemporary or near contemporary panelled calf, edges speckled, no label. Signed to front blank recto ex dono honoratissimi amici Franciscus Doughty 1729-30. Early armorial bookplate Wm Gery of Bushmead, Bedfordshire, Esq. to front paste-down, signature of ? Doughty to flyleaf, The contents run engraved title page, printed title page (privilege to verso), dedication (six pages), preface (five pages), contents (eight pages), the parable of the prodigal son from St Luke (one page), followed by the text, concluding with the errata and publisher s catalogue (three pages). The sermon that follows has its own pagination and register. The illustrations are to be found on page 29; 97; 132 (bound upside down), and 241. The only flaw that we can see is a mark on page 58, otherwise an excellent example, with crisp clean pages, good dark impressions of the plates and wide margins. ESTC R1956; R48. Goodman s work was rather popular, and ran through several subsequent editions in the seventeenth century and eighteenth century. This is an unusually good example of the first edition. The sermon that follows is in its second, and more usual printing.
Author GOODMAN, John
Date 1679
Binding Hardcover
Publisher printed by E. Flesher, for R. Royston, bookseller to His most sacred Majesty, an. Dom. MDCLXXIX. [1679]
Condition Very Good

Price: £245.00

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