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SALOMONS DIVINE ARTS, of I. Ethickes, 2. Politickes, 3. Oeconomicks : That is; the government of 1. Behaviour, 2. Common-wealth, 3. Familie. Drawne into method, out of his Proverbs & Ecclesiastes ; an open & plaine paraphrase, upon the Song of Songs.
London, printed by H. L. for Eleazar Edgar, and Samuel Macham, 1609.. FIRST EDITION 1609, 8vo, approximately 160 x 100 mm, 6ΒΌ x 4 inches, illustrated title page, woodcut headpieces and some decorated initials, text printed within ruled border throughout, pages: (viii), 1-174, (8), 1-87, (3), in addition to the general title page there are 4 separate dated title pages and pagination restarts with the Paraphrase upon the Song of Songs, register is continuous throughout, last 3 pages are blank except for ruled border. Bound in contemporary full limp vellum, faded ink title to spine, remains of ties at fore-edges. Vellum darkened and discoloured, stained on upper hinge, small brown stain and a couple of light scratches to lower cover, 3 tiny holes to upper hinge of spine, small piece missing from corner of front endpaper, neatly repaired, small neat repair to top edge of title page, on blank side, 2 lower margins have paper fault neatly repaired, not affecting text, small neat ink initials on endpaper, a little faint spotting to title page, very small patch of worming in inner margin throughout, not affecting text, 2 pages slightly dusty (one blank), last free endpaper crinkled at outer edge, otherwise contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Joseph Hall (15741656), eminent prelate and author, was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and became bishop of Exeter, (162741), and of Norwich, (164147). The rise of Puritanism involved him in serious church difficulties, and his vigorous defence of the episcopacy against its attackers resulted in his imprisonment in 1641 on charges of high treason. He was eventually released, but he lived the remainder of his life in poverty. Hall's most notable work, his verse satires, modelled after the Roman satirist Juvenal, appeared in two parts: Virgidemiarum or Toothless Satires (1597) and Biting Satires (1598). He also wrote prose satires, poems, meditations, and autobiographical tracts. Our work was written and published early in his career. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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