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(KILLIGREW, Anne, owner). ALLESTREE, Richard.
The Gentleman's Calling. Written by the Author of The whole Duty of Man.
London: printed by R. Norton, for Robert Pawlet, at the Sign of the Bible in Chancery-Lane, near Fleetstreet, 1673. pp. [24], 166, [2], additional engraved title (slightly short at foredege), but without the three plates usually found in this edition. Wing, A1123. [bound with:] --- The Ladies Calling in two Parts. By the author of the Whole Duty of Man, &c. The Second Impression. Oxford: At the Theater, 1672. pp. [24], 1-56, 61-68, 65-141, [3], 1-96, 89-95, [1], complete despite mispaginations, engraved frontispiece. Wing A1141B Two works bound together, 8vo (180 × 110 mm), contemporary red goatskin over rope boards, all-over gilt pattern of drawer-handles, pointillé flowers and volutes, roll-tooled border, panelled spine in six compartments, gilt edges. Minimal rubbing (mainly to corners, which are slightly inturned), tiny chips towards the foot of upper joint, but exceptionally well preserved. Bookplate of G.S. Evans, Pembroke College, Oxford. Modern cloth case. Anne Killigrew's copies with her inscription in lavish red goatskin by the binder known as 'Queens' Binder A'. Anne (1660-1685), poet and painter, was 'born in St Martin's Lane, London, the daughter of Dr Henry Killigrew, chaplain and almoner to the duke of York, master of the Savoy, and prebendary of Westminster, and his wife, Judith. Her uncles Thomas Killigrew and Sir William Killigrew were prominent figures in the Restoration theatre. Anne was born shortly before the Restoration 'and christened in a private chamber, when the offices in the common-prayer were not publicly allowed' (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 4.623). Sh … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Justin Croft [GB]

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