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Creator:
Peacham, Henry, 1576?-1643?
Title:
The compleat gentleman : fashioning him absolute in the most necessary & commendable qualities concerning minde or bodie that may be required in a noble gentleman / By Henry Peacham, Mr. of Arts sometime of Trinity Coll: in Cambridge.
Published/Created:
[London] : Anno 1622 Imprinted at London [by John Legat] for Francis Constable, and are to bee sold at his shop at the white lio[n] in Paules churchyard, [1622]
Physical Description:
[14], 124, 129-162, 161-172, [1], 170-211, [1] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 19 cm. (4to)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
L4945.G7 P43 1622
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The title page (leaf chi1) is engraved, tipped in and signed "Fr. Delaram. sculp. Anno 1622".
Printer's name from STC.
The page after the first 172 is numbered 166.
X4 is replaced by cancel fold X4.5; another fold ² Y4.5 inserted after ¹Y4. Variant: with cancellandum X4.
Signatures: A⁴ ( A1 + chi1; A1 blank) B-V⁴ X⁴ (-X4+'X4'.'X5') Y⁴ (Y4+'Y4'.'Y5') Z-2D⁴ 2E².
Woodcut illustrations (chiefly coats of arms) within text throughout.
Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials; printed marginalia.
STC (2nd ed.), 19502
Pforzheimer, 787
ESTC, S114333
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in limp parchment; fore-edges pierced for ties; ms title on spine. Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "Palma non sine pulvere" on leaf A1r. Illegible ms inscription on leaf A1r.
Subject Terms:
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
Courtesy -- Early works to 1800.
Education -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
Heraldry -- Early works to 1800.
Nobility -- Conduct of life -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1622.
Woodcuts -- 1622.
Contributors:
Delaram, Francis, 1589 or 1590-1627, engraver.
Constable, Francis, -1647, publisher.
Legate, John, -1658, printer.
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