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ADVICE TO A SON. Or, Directions For Your Better Conduct, Through the Various and Most Important Encounters of This Life. [With] ADVICE TO A SON. The Second Part. [With] POLITCALL REFLECTIONS UP THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TURKS. A Discourse on Nicolas Machiavel; The King of Sweden’s Descent into Germany; The Conspiracy of Piso and Vindex against Nero; The Greatnesse and Corruption of the Court of Rome; The Election of Pope Leo XI; The Defection From the Church of Rome; A Discourse in Vindication of Martin Luther
Oxford By H.H. for Tho. Robinson 1658, 1658, 1662 - 3 books bound as one volume. 6th edition and very early printing of "Advice to a Son", First edition of "Advice the Second Part" and third edition of collection of discourses. 12mo, full near contemporary calf, the spine gilt tooled in three compartments between gilt ruled bands, one compartment with a brown morocco label gilt lettered and decorated. [A1-4], 188, [8]; [xi], 189, [3]; [iv], 194. Internally very well preserved, quite crisp and fresh with only minor and less then expected evidence of age, the binding without restoration and well worn but still solid. SCARCE WORKS BY ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR WRITERS OF HIS DAY, including his most famous, ADVICE TO A SON. His "Advice" was one of the best known works at the time of its initial publication in 1656 but was also extremely controversial. The first edition was published anonymously, Osborn did not attach his name to the work till 1658. In it he argues against the Monarchy, Marriage, Women and libraries. After this 1658 publication the book was suppressed by the Vice Chancellor and after the Restoration it was brought before the House of Lords as treasonous. The "Advice" is broken down into five major categories; Studies, Love and Marriage, Travel, Government, and Religion. The second part was even more combustible, but did not meet with the same popularity. The third book included here contains a very early English discourse on Machiavelli, Osborn’s well researched work on the Turkish Government and several other short discourses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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