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The castell of helth corrected and in some places augmented, by the first author therof, sir Thomas Elyot knight, the yere of our lorde 1541. [Elyot's Castle of Health].
Imprinted at London in fletestrete in the house of Thomas Berthelet. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum. 1550 - Small octavo; [4](of 7), 73, 68-90 leaves (i.e.198pp). Bound in recent full vellum with gilt-lettered red morocco spine label and gilt-lettered date direct to foot of spine; endpapers contemporaneous with binding; lacks first three printed leaves (title-page and first 2 leaves of 'The Proheme'), with good period paper facsimile of title-page loosely inserted; contemporary inscription at foot of final page of 'The Proheme' obliterated with ink cross-hatching in an early hand, very small library stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise a clean copy with a few decorative capitals and very occasional early ink marginalia. Berthelet's colophon is undated in this edition, and though the date '1542' has been added to the colophon in an early hand, ESTC puts the date at 1550. Rare early example of Elyot's pocket manual to health and diet which despite its missing three leaves remains a delight. ESTC S121123, citing just 6xUS and 2xUK copies (British Library and Glasgow University Library). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Lyppard Books]
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