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    [Harlequinade] The Beginning, Progress and End of Man. [London]: J. Deacon, [ca. late 1680s]. Third edition. One of only a handful known colored examples. 1 sheet (approximately 12 x 16 inches unfolded; 305 x 406 mm). Illustrated with hand-colored woodcuts with captions. Folded with five sets of cut flaps so that illustrations open to reveal a second set of images. Heavily creased, some paper loss to folds affecting the first and second verse, the sixth verse with staining and minor loss of text. Somewhat toned and foxed overall.

    Depicts Adam, Eve and Cain and Abel and elements of mens' lives. A similar example to the one offered here may be found in the Bodleian Library, under the Anthony Wood Collection. [Wood 25E (10)]. According to Justin G. Schiller: Provenance - Thomas Pengelly (1675-1730), Lord Chief Justice, thence by descent.

    ESTC R175526


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