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Brathwaite, Richard
Times Treasury: or, Academy for Gentry. Laying downe excellent grounds both divine and humane, in relation to sexes of both kindes: for their accomplishment in arguments of discourse, habit, fashion: and happy progresse in their spirituall conversation. Revised, corrected, and inlarged, with A ladies love-lecture; and a supplement, entituled The turtles triumph: summing up all in an exquisite character of honour. By Ri: Brathwait Esq
London: Printed [by John Dawson] for Nath. Brooke, 1652. Folding chart at p. 452. [vi], 262, [10], 271-253 [i.e. 454], 52, [2, dedication], [8, A Character of Honour] pp., lacking initial blank. Folio. Nathaniel Brooke's reissue of 1641 combined edition of "The English gentleman; and the English gentlevvoman". It includes A Character of Honour (the final 8 pages here), which is present in only a handful of copies of the 1641 combined edition. With separate title-pages for The English Gentlewoman and A Ladies Love-Lecture, both dated 1641, and undated title-page for The Turtles Triumph, all printed by John Dawson. The Pforzheimer catalogue traced only one copy of this reissue, in the British Library, though ESTC locates 10 copies. In our copy the dedication, to Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Strafford, is bound towards the rear, preceding A Character of Honour. ESTC R28531; Wing B4276; cf. Pforzheimer 79. Nineteenth century calf. Title-page backed at top, some edgewear and toning to first few leaves.
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