OF WISDOME: THREE BOOKES WRITTEN IN FRENCH
London: Printed for Luke Fawne at the Parrot in Paule's Church Yard. 1651. Sixth Printing. Leather-bound. 4to. Full contemporary calf, lacking spine label. Loss of just under 1/3 leather top of spine. (Remnants laid in.)Hinges cracked Engraved title page, by Guielmus Hole. Corners bumped/worn. Side markers. Doodles to pp. 20-21. Translated from the French ("De la Sagesse ) English by Samson Lennard. Translator's forward. Wing C3717. , 524,  p.Very clean internally. Headpiece at the beginning, historiated capital letters, side markers, Tailpiece at end. Table (Index) at rear and two pages of advertisement for books printed for and sold at the shop of Luke Fawne. Good Only. Item #84610
The First book teacheth the knowledge of our selves and our humane condition, which is the foundation of Wisdome, by five great and principall considerations of man, and containeth 62 Chapters. The Second containeth the principall rules of Wisdome, the priviledges and proper qualities of a wise-man, and hath 12 Chapters. The Third, in a Discourse of the four morall virtues, Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance, Setteth down the particular instructions of Wisdome, in 43 Chapters.