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EARLE, John, Bishop Of Salisbury : Philip Bliss. Microcosmography 1628 : or a piece of the world discovered. In essays & characters. New Edition with notes & appendix : edited Philip Bliss. , Harding; and White & Cochrane 1811.

First Bliss Edition, contemporary gilt vellum, brown morocco label just chipped. C.pp360, vellum bit dusty & soiled. Endpaper signed Edward xxxxx [apparently provost of Trinity College, Dublin] and with his neat shelf number. Also attractive ticket of David Nutt, late 19thC London bookseller & editor. Excellent stout copy with clean crisp text. Best Edition [DNB] of Earle's famous 'character book'. First published 1628 : a 'very remarkable work which gives Earle his literary fame ... Every sentence is full of wit & humour. The characters are inimitably drawn ... and throw great light upon the social condition of the time' [DNB] revealing it as overwhelmingly masculine : the only two female characters are A She Precise Hypocrite and A Handsome Hostess. With very extensive c.120pp Notes & Life by Bliss. (Book ref. 5002 )  £ 65.00

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