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The Whole Duty of Man ... Necessary for all Families. With Private Devotions for several Occasions

London: R. Norton for George Pawlet, 1687. 8vo. (7 5/16 x 4 1/2 inches). [16], 503, [9]pp. Engraved additional title, engraved frontispiece. 2-pp. publisher's ad in the rear.

Contemporary black morocco, covers panelled in gilt, spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, front cover detached, one marbled endpaper renewed.

Provenance: Henry Grey, Duke of Kent (armorial bookplate dated 1733)

An early edition.

This popular English devotional was first published anonymously in 1658 and thereafter frequently republished; although variously ascribed, it is generally thought to be by Richard Allestree. "Private devotions for several occasions" has separate title page; register and pagination are continuous. The frontispiece depicts a veiled Moses giving the two tablets at Mt. Sinai, with a quote from 2 Corinthians.

ESTC R228964; Wing A1187A.

Item #32564

Price: $350.00

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