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    The Very Scarce First Edition of
    A Sure Guide to Hell

    [Benjamin Bourn]. A Sure Guide to Hell. By Belzebub. London: Printed for Peter Imp, near St. Paul's, [n.d., 1750]. The very rare first edition of this tract. Octavo. 96 pages. Bound without half-title. Bound in later (twentieth century?) quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to binding, light offsetting to text, catalogue description affixed to front free endpaper. A fine copy. From the library of Arthurian collector and scholar Nathan Comfort Starr. This book warned people (especially young people) of the dangers of licentiousness, disrespect, blasphemy, etc.


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