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The spared houres of a souldier in his travels. Or The true marrowe of the French tongue, where in is truely treated (by ordre) the nine parts of speech.
Dort, Par Nicolas Vincentz. Pour George Waters, 1623. [CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH ROYAL BINDING] FIRST EDITION. Folio. pp. 523, [5]: [dagger] A-2V . “Pages 427-447 contain the first hour of “Doomes-Day” by William Alexander, Earl of Stirling. Quires [dagger] and Z-2V have horizontal chain lines and watermarks through quire folds.” ESTC. Roman and Italic letter, text in double column. Typographical border on verso of title page with woodcut arms at centre, pasted over with the engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas Hamilton (1721-1794), 7th Earl of Haddington, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, contemporary autograph ‘Hadington’ on t-p, early shelf mark on pastedown. Light age yellowing, rare thumb mark or very minor stain. A very good copy in fine contemporary Scottish calf, covers gilt and blind ruled to a panel design, large thistles gilt to outer corners, centre-piece of four gilt thistle tools, crowned above and below, initials at side and above excised, spine with raised bands double bind ruled, gilt fleurons at centres, slightly later tan morocco label gilt, holes for ties, all edges blue, ‘Marrow of the French Tongue’ in contemporary mss in large letters on fore-edge, extremities fractionally rubbed. A fine copy of this rare and most interesting French Grammar made for the use of British Soldiers fighting in the Netherlands; the work is full of contemporary poetry, aphorisms, ‘Godly songs’ and proverbs. The binding is noble and Scottish. The thistle and crown device with two leaves, gilt stamped on the covers is very intriguing. The work is dedicated to Charles I however th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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