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Collier Jeremy (1694)


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In five essays. I. Upon the office of a Chaplain. II. Upon Pride. III. Upon Cloaths. IV. Upon Duelling. V. Upon General Kindness. The four last by way of a dialogue.

8vo., [10], 42, [4 of 6], 90, [4], 78 pp., without the blank leaf before the second part. Some browning and a little spotting in places, front and rear flyleaves torn out, old bookplate untidily torn from the rear marbled pastedown. Contemporary black morocco, covers panelled in gilt with a unusual large flower tool at each corner which features on a number of other Restoration bindings, spine divided into six gilt panels, gilt edges (two small scuffs to the front board, joints a little worn).

London: for Sam. Keeble [...] and Jo. Hindmarsh,

Wing C5256 (;).

In this book Collier "intended to enhance the self-respect of chaplains as well as remind their employers that churchmen should not be expected to be servile" (ODNB).

Provenance: 1: Charles Mulchell, early signature on the blank verso of the title-page. 2: A few untidy pen trials on the front free endpaper. 3: James Clayhills of Ivergowrie, 19th-century bookplate on the front pastedown.

Stock Code: 52980