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    Early Edition of The Courtier's Manual

    [The Courtier's Manual]. The Courtier of Counte Baldessar Castilio. Divided into foure Bookes. Verie Necessarie and profitable for young gentlemen and gentlewomen, abiding in Court, Palace, or Place. Translated into English By Tho. Hobby. London: Thomas Creede, 1603. Fourth edition. Modern full leather with ornate gilt-stamped device and gilt ruling on both covers. Four raised bands with gilt decoration and ruling. All edges stained red. Woodcut ornamental device and initials on title page. Set in Gothic type with shoulder notes. Missing initial blank A1. Front pastedown and three preliminaries have been added, as has one terminal leaf and rear pastedown. Title page has been backed with a contemporary page. Last two pages of text have been restored with some loss. Minor chipping to page edges at front and rear. Toning to page edges. Bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. Pages trimmed with minor handwritten notes on title page. Very good.


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