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The Refin'd Courtier: Or, A Correction of Several Indecencies Crept into Civil Conversation.


  • Author:
    Della Casa, Giovanni (translated by Nathaniel Walker).
  • Publisher:
    Printed for R. Royston, Bookseller to the King's most Excellent Majesty; and are to be sold by Matthe Gilliflower and Will. Hensman in Westminster Hall, 1679., London, 1679
  • Catalog ID:
    1305642
  • Our ref:
    1305642

Containing The Newest and Best Instructions for the Education of Young Gentlemen, in Qualifying them either for Civil or Military Affairs. Done from the Original Italian of the Famous M. de la Casa. Published 1679, second edition. (ESTC lists an earlier editions of 1663 and later editions of 1679 and 1686). 12mo. [11], 1 - 233, [3]. 2 pages of advertisements at end. Full of sound advice, for example: "Make no loud expression of mirth or sorrow, for both are improper and tedious. Don't therefore (as you may observe too many inconsiderately do) molest the company by your singing, or create sadness in them by telling doleful stories, especially if they have not any relation to you." Portrait frontispiece lacking, front and rear blanks present, some browning and damp staining. Endpapers renewed, contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, board corners worn and showing. Occasional underlining of text. Some slight worm damage to inner margin from approx p140 - p180 with occasional encroachment into text but with negligible impact on readability.
  • Our price: £425.00

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