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A Critical Essay Concerning Marriage. To which is added, An Historical Account of the Marriage Rites and Ceremonies of the Greeks and Romans, and our Saxon Ancestors, and of most Nations of the World at this Day
London: Printed for Charles Rivington at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1724. Ex-Library First edition. Hardcover. vg+. Octavo. (20) 310 (i.e. 343, 5)pp. Rebound in modern tan clothe with gilt lettering on red leather label of spine. Black ruling on title page. Detailed historiated head (app. 3 x 1") and tail pieces and initials from copperplates. Elaborate treatise of social and legal matters regarding marriage by the English Historian and geographical writer Thomas Salmon. The book was originally published anonymously in 1724 revealing the name of the author in its second printing of the same year. It contains I. The Preference of Marriage to a single Life. II. The Arguments for and against a Plurality of Wives and Concubines. III. The Authority of Parents and Governors, in regulating or restraining Marriages. IV. The Power of Husbands, and the Privileges of Wives. V. The Nature of Divorce, and in what Cases it is allowable. VI. The Reasons of prohibiting Marriage within certain Degrees. VII. The Manner of contracting Espousals, and what Engagements and Promises of Marriage are binding. VIII. The Penalties incurred by forcible and clandestine Marriages, and the Consequences attending Marriages solemnized by the Dissenters. A historical account of marriage rites and ceremonies in Greece, the Roman Empire, Saxony, Russians, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, the Baltic, Lapland, Germany, Armenia, Turkey, India, Persia, Ceylon, China, Japan, Morocco, Chili, Peru, and other countries. Misnomered after page 341. Inked writing on title page partially blurred. Library stamp and handwritten numeral on A2, stamp on last page. Minor sporadic foxing. Binding and interior in overall very good+ condition.
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