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B ? J.B. Gent
The young lovers guide, or, The unsuccessful amours of Philabius, a country lover; set forth in several kind epistles, writ by him to his beautious-unkind mistress. Teaching lovers how to comport themselves with resignation in their love-disasters. With The answer of Helena to Paris, by a country shepherdess. As also, The sixth Æneid and fourth eclogue of Virgil, both newly translated by J.B. Gent. (?) A very rare slyly misogynistic "guide' for what turns out be emotional turmoil and Love-Disasters
London : Printed and are to be Sold by theBooksellers of London, 1699. This copy is bound in original paneled sheep with spine cracking but cords holding Strong. The frontispiece is signed: M· Vander Gucht. scul:. 1660-1725,. Wing (2nd ed.), B131; Arber's Term cat.; III 142 Copies - Brit.Isles : British Library Cambridge University St. John's College Oxford University, Bodleian Library Copies - N.America : Folger Shakespeare Harvard Houghton Library Henry E. Huntington Newberry UCLA, Clark Memorial Library University of Illinois. Octavo, A4, B-G8,H6 I2( lacking 3&'4) (A1, frontispiece Present; I3&'4, advertisements lacking ) inches [8], 116, [4] p. : The frontispiece is signed: M· Vander Gucht. scul:. 1660-1725, Engraved frontispiece of the Mistress holding a fan,"Bold Poets and rash Painters may aspire With pen and pencill to describe my Faire, Alas; their arts in the performance fayle, And reach not that divine Original, Some Shadd'wy glimpse they may present to view, And this is all poore humane art Can doe▪" title within double rule border, 4-pages of publisher`s advertisements at the end Contemporary calf (worn). . FIRST EDITION. . The author remains unknown.
Bookseller: James Gray Bookseller [United States]
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