By Francis Osborn
London   R. D.
7" by 4" [12], 127, [17], 145-250, [12], 263-408, [18], 409-466, [16], 467-547, [25], 549-602, 503-566, 667-695, 694-695pp
A collection of the most popular essays of the seventeenth century author Francis Osborne, four popular essays collected into one volume.
By Francis Osborn

1673 The Works of Francis Osborne, Esq; Divine. Historical. Moral. Political. In Four Several Tracts. Viz. 1. Advice to a Son in Two Parts. 2. Political Reflections on the Government of the Turks, &C. 3. Memories on Q. Elizabeth and K. James. 4. A Miscellany of Essays, Paradoxes, Problematical Discourses, Letters, Characters, &c.

London   R. D.
7" by 4" [12], 127, [17], 145-250, [12], 263-408, [18], 409-466, [16], 467-547, [25], 549-602, 503-566, 667-695, 694-695pp
A collection of the most popular essays of the seventeenth century author Francis Osborne, four popular essays collected into one volume.
£450.00
: 0.75kgs / : 722P16

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Leather Binding, Rebound, Uncommon

Each part has a separate title page, each dated 1673, apart from 'Advice to a Son, the Second Part', which is dated 1672.

ESTC citation number R32218.

Pagination and register are continuous.

Rebound in a quarter calf binding with marbled paper to the boards.

A collection of four popular works by the English essayist Francis Osborne. He is best known for 'Advice to a Son', included in this work, which became very popular after the English Restoration.

'Advice to a Son' narrates a man's thoughts of advice he wishes to give to his young son, divided into five sections, studies, love and marriage, travel, government, and religion. Though incredibly popular 'Advice to a Son' did receive some backlash when it was published due to its misogynist warnings against women.

Also included is 'Memories on Queen Elizabeth and King James', a gossipy work focusing the courts of both monarchs.

This is the seventh edition of this work.

Condition

Rebound in a quarter calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age-toned with some occasional spotting and a few light marks. Prior owner's ink inscription to the reverse of the title page of 'Advice to a Son' Part One. Small chip to the margin of leaf Ii4, not affecting text. Very small chip to the margin of the title page, not affecting text.

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