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4 volumes. Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Quarter bound polished dark maroon morocco leather binding to spine and corner, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering, decoration and banding to spine, gilt edging to boards. Top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Some rubbing to edges. Some minor rubbing to boards. title labels on spines are mostly missing but are still gilt lettered in place. Vol.3 is Numbered twice on spine. Some small foxing spots to inside pages (mostly to title and preface) else a very clean and tight set. 4 vols. 471, 378, 304 & 324pp. Illustrated each with a frontis plate, vol.3 has 3 extra plates and vol.4 has 5 extra plates. VOLUMES 3 AND 4 HAVE 4 PLATES WITH EACH PLATE SHOWING 6 ILLUSTRATIONS, ONE FOR EACH OF 24 CHAPTERS. FROM THE TITLE PAGE: "Read, but do'nt Practice: for the Author finds, They which live Honeft have moft quiet mindes." PRIOR TO THE FIRST CHAPTER HE WRITES: "TO THE READER, In ftead of the ERRATA. This Rogue hath had his faults, the Printers too; All men whilst here do erre; and so may you." HISTORY, HISTORICAL FICTION, FICTION? WHATEVER THE MIXTURE, IT'S WELL DONE. AND RIVETING. HE'S NOT JUST A WIT, HE'S A SAGE. FROM VOL. I, CHAPTER XXII, PAGES 204 & 207: "Some Observations concerning Love and Women ., In the first place, marry none but whom you love; for he that marries where he doth not love, will love where he did not marry."
Title: The English Rogue described in the life of Meriton Latroon, a Witty Extravagant. Being a Complete History of the Most Eminent Cheats of Both Sexes. In Four Volumes.
Categories: ENGLISH LITERATURE,
Publisher: Henry Marth, 1665 (ca1875 facsimile reprint.):
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 81147
Keywords: ENGLISH LITERATURE HEAD, R.: KIRKMAN, F.: The English Rogue described in the life of Meriton Latroon, a Witty Extravagant, Being a Complete History of the Most Eminent Cheats of Both Sexes, Henry Marth, 1665 (ca1875 facsimile reprint.) leather binding