The gentleman's calling. Written by the author of The whole duty of man and The ladies calling: in two parts. By the author of The whole duty of man, &c.

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Dublin Core

Title

The gentleman's calling. Written by the author of The whole duty of man and The ladies calling: in two parts. By the author of The whole duty of man, &c.

Subject

These anonymous conduct books are usually attributed to the Royalist divine and provost of Eton College, Richard Allestree (1619-1681).

Description

Late 17th century gilt-tooled black goatskin binding. Bookblock edges in gilt. Marbled endpapers. The tools used on this binidng appear to most closely resemble those attributed to the group of binders known as the 'Queens' binders', active in London between around 1670 and 1700.

Creator

Richard Allestree (1619-1681)

Publisher

H85.02(01) - London: Roger Norton (-1701?) for Robert Pawlet (-1683)
H85.02(02) - Oxford: Oxford University Press

Date

1673

Contributor

Calligraphic inscription on front endpaper: "Elizabeth Beale Her Book". In pencil on previous page, faintly visible: "Eliz B". According to a note on the facing page, Elizabeth was the daughter of John Rogers of Otle[?], married Miles Beale of Newent, and died in 1732 at the age of 37.

Relation

ESTC, R20001
ESTC, R4982

Format

Octavo (19cm)

Citation

Richard Allestree (1619-1681), “The gentleman's calling. Written by the author of The whole duty of man and The ladies calling: in two parts. By the author of The whole duty of man, &c.,” The Hornby Bindings, accessed December 3, 2022, https://hornbybindings.omeka.net/items/show/4.