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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Lively Oracles given to us.

[ALLESTREEE (Richard)].

[ALLESTREEE (Richard)].

The Lively Oracles given to us or The Christians Birth-right and Duty, in the custody and use of the Holy Scripture. By the Author of the Whole Duty of Man, &c.

Additional engraved title and engraved vignette of the Theatre on the printed title.

8vo. [188 x 111 x 21 mm]. [6]ff, 88, 73-80, 97-226, [2] pp. Bound c.1720 in black goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a double fillet border, an outer panel of a fillet and dog-tooth with floral tools at the outer corners and centre of each side, mitred to an inner panel of a solid and broken fillet and floral roll. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a lozenge-shaped centre and small volutes, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves. (Spine a little faded, scratch and small patch of insect activity on lower cover).
Oxford: at the Theatre, 1678.

Wing A.1151. Madan, III, 3171.

The third of three issues dated 1678, it can be considered as the Second Edition. The additional engraved title is, however, from Madan's second issue, with the word "or" above the "rig" in "birthright". Light damp-stain at the foot of the opening leaves.

Ink inscription on front fly-leaf: "Dorothy De Chairs Book The Gift of my Mama 1736". Chapman-Purchas bookplate.

Stock no. ebc3651

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