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Discourses Useful for the Vain Modish Ladies and their Gallants..
1696. Vain Modish Ladies Shannon, Francis Boyle, Viscount [1623-1699]. Discourses Useful for the Vain Modish Ladies and their Gallants Under these Following Heads, Viz I. Of Some of the Common Ways Many Vertuous Women Take to Lose their Reputation, &c. II. Of Meer Beauty-Love, &c. III. Of Young Mens Folly in Adoring Young Handsom Ladies, &c. IV. Of the Power Womens Beauty Exercises Over Most Young Men. V. Of the Inconstancy of Most Ladies, Especially Such as are Cry'd-up Beauties, &c. VI. Of Marriage, and of Wives who Usurp a Governing Power Over their Husbands. VII. Of the Inequality of Many Marriages, With the Sad End that Usually Attend Such Matches. VIII. Against Maids Marrying for Meer Love, &c. IX. Against Keeping of Misses XI. Of the Folly of Such Women as Think to Shew Their Wit By Censuring of Their Neighbours. XII. Of the French Fashions and Dresses, &c. XIII. Of Wordly Praises Which All Ladies Love to Receive, but Few Strive to Deserve. XIV. Useful Advices to the Vain Modish Ladies, for the Well-Regulating Their Beauty and Lives. [London]: Printed for J. Taylor, At the Ship in S. Paul's Church-Yard, 1696. [xx], 60, 199, [1] pp. Each discourse has caption title; register and pagination begin anew with the third discourse. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary mottled calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. A few minor nicks, light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, early inkstains to rear free endpaper. A handsome, well-preserved copy of a rare title. $3,500. * Only edition, one of two issues from 1696. Boyle was a privy councillor of Ireland and held the office of governor of County Cork. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Killigrew and sister of the dramatist Thomas Killigrew. His wife had a daughter by Charles II, Charlotte Jemima Fitzroy [ca. 1650-1684]. Counting both issues, OCLC locates 10 copies worldwide. English Short-Title Catalogue R222490.
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