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The Government of the Tongue. By the Author of the Whole Duty of Man, &
Oxford: At the Theater, 1674.. Second "impression" (ie edition), 8vo in 4's, (xvi), 224 pp. Engraved frontispiece and imprimatur leaf, title subtly laid down with some skilful restoration to the outer margins of some text leaves, Rufford Abbey bookplate. Later dark blue calf by Hering, gilt arms to covers, spine a little worn. A guide to moral and Christian speech. A prolific writer and speaker, Allestree fought for the Royalists in the Civil war and was rewarded subsequently by being made both the King's Chaplain and Provost of Eton College. Wing A1134. First published the same year.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB) [Lewes, United Kingdom]

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