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QUILLET, Claude, 1602-1661 [ William Oldisworth];
Callipædia: or, the art of getting pretty children. In four books. Translated from the original Latin of Claudius Quilletus. By several hands
First Edition London Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross Keys between the Two Temple Gates in Fleetstreet 1710 Small 8vo: [16],72,[8]pp,complete with all five full-page engravings by Elisha Kirkall (often lacking, as ikn the B.M. copy: Foxon speculates the plates were not ready when the poem was published). Contemporary speckled sheep with a handsome patina, boards framed with a single gilt fillet, spine in six compartments between by raised bands, recent morocco lettering piece gilt. Rubbing and scuffs to boards and spine, joints skillfully repaired, binding now sturdy and secure. Pages generally clean, with the plates in deep, rich impressions. Completely unsophisticated, and charmingly so. Case 253. Foxon O142Very Good First Edition in English, the translation of which, from the French, is attributed in subsequent editions to William Oldisworth. First published in Leiden (1655), followed by Latin version (London, 1708). This French abbe Claude Quillet's poem concerns not only raising children but also choosing the right wife, and offers thoughts on marriage, divided into four books: "The First treats of the Nature and Variety of Beauty, and of the Choice of a Wife. The Second, of Marriage and Enjoyment, with Laws and Rules relating to both, from Nature and Astrology. The Third, of Conception, and Imagination. The Fourth and Last, of the Beauty of the Mind, of Education and Virtue, and of the Variety of Climes, Customs, and Manners." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removab … [Click Below for Full Description]
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