The works of the learned and pious author of The whole duty of man.
|Main Creator:||Allestree, Richard, 1619-1681.|
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Printed at the Theater in Oxford, and in London : by Roger Norton, for George Pawlett, at the sign of the Bible in Chancery Lane, anno Domini M DC. LXXXVII. 
|Edition:||The second impression.|
"The whole duty of man" is attributed to Richard Allestree; see Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.). Also sometimes attributed to Richard Sterne, Lady Dorothy Pakington, and numerous others; see BM. For a discussion of the authorship see "Academy", Nov. 1882, p. 348, 364, 382; "The Bibliographer", v. 2, p. 73, 94, 164; "Notes and queries", ser. 5, 11, 12.
The frontispiece is signed: MBurg. sculp., i.e. Michael Burghers.
Leaf [dagger] 4 is blank.
"The whole duty of man", "The causes of the decay of Christian piety", and "The gentleman's calling" each have separate dated title page. Vol. 2 includes "The ladies calling", "The government of the tongue", "The art of contentment", and "The lively oracles given to us" each with divisional title page. Text and register within each volume are continuous.
Physical description: , 456, , 240, , 241-322,  p.,  leaf of plates : ill. (metal cut) ; fol.
Citations/References: Wing (2nd ed., 1994), A1083
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