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Peacham, Henry
The Compleat Gentleman. Fashioning him Absolut, in the Most necessary and commendable Qualities concerning Minde or Body, that may be required in a Noble Gentleman. Whereunto is annexed a description of the order of a Maine Battaile or Pitched Field, eight severall wayes: with the Art of Limming and other Additions newly Enlarged. [Bound with:] The Gentlemans Exercise. Or, An exquisite practise, as well for drawing all manner of Beasts in their true Portraitures .
Francis Constable, London, 1634. Third edition. Engraved frontispiece (date altered in manuscript), woodcut illustrations of coats of arms. [xii], 255, [viii], 163, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Maclay Copy. Influential manual of conduct for the gentleman or courtier, written for the eight-year-old son of William Howard, Lord Arundel, and covering a multitude of subjects, from heraldry and geography to law and art. Pages 207-215 address "Exercises of the body", including running, swimming, hawking, and hunting.Westwood & Satchell record the chapter on Fishing at pp. 251-255, which also includes the paragraph on "Making Flyes." The engraved frontispiece has apparently been inserted. It has been printed from the plate used in the first edition, with date and imprint deftly altered in ink. The second part has its own title page, with the imprint "Printed for I. M. and are to be sold by Francis Constable". The annotations are found in the chapters on University Life, Stile and History, Reputation and Carriage. ESTC S114316; STC 19504; Westwood & Satchell, p. 167; Heckscher 1512; Maclay Library, Five Centuries of Sport, lot 463 Eighteenth-century calf, morocco spine label. With some neat contemporary ink annotations at Chapters 5, 6, and 18, and a page of manuscript notes on verso of last page of text. John Goodford bookplate. Maclay bookplate. Joints lightly rubbed, else fine Engraved frontispiece (date altered in manuscript), woodcut illustrations of coats of arms. [xii], 255, [viii], 163, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 4to [Attributes: First Edition]
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