Art of Contentment. Richard Allestree.
Art of Contentment

Art of Contentment

Oxford, 1689. Later printing. Hardcover. 12mo. Good. Item #67159

215pp. In original paneled, diced and mottled leather boards, this copy has since been rehinged with tape on the inside end papers and possible added 18th century marbled end papers. Spine is tanned with raised bands and stamped decoration with faded gilt. Cover boards are clean, corners are bumped lightly and gilt decor is still bright. Speckled text block is deeply tanned and wrinkled. A previous owners name has been written on both the front and back blank flyleaves, dated 1765. Leaves show possible water damage; pages 101-140 have blueish staining, though this does not interfere with reading the text. There is also a small tear at the bottom of page 128.

Price: $250.00

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