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THE SICK MAN VISITED: And Furnished with Instructions, Meditations, and Prayers; Suitable to his Condition, for putting him in Mind of his Change, for supporting him under his Distemper, and for preparing him for, and carrying him through his Last Conflict with Death.

Spinckes, N.

Published by Thomas Astley, London, 1726
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[16], 406 pp.; engraved frontispiece illustration; 8vo, contemporary panelled calf, morocco lettering piece. Nathaniel Spinckes (1653-1727), was, according to the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, "a man of considerable learning, proficient in Greek, Latin, Anglo-Saxon, and French, with some knowledge of Oriental languages . . ." He was ordained priest in 1678 and consecrated Bishop in 1713. This, his best-known work, was first published in 1712. This 1726 edition, with the imprint of Thomas Astley, not found on OCLC, though it collates the same as the 1722 third edition published by William Taylor. Separate title pages for sections at page 335 ("Some Few Meditations . . .") and page 369 ("A Collection of Farther Prayers") - both with imprint of William Taylor, 1722. Joints splitting, bit of loss to spine head, 1 square inch of front pastedown torn away at fore-edge of front board. Still quite presentable and sturdy and a nice example of the "Cambridge panel" style binding of the period. Internally about fine. Armorial bookplate of Edward Dalton to front pastedown. Bookseller Inventory # 20974

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Title: THE SICK MAN VISITED: And Furnished with ...

Publisher: Thomas Astley, London

Publication Date: 1726

Edition: Third edition

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We had our open bookshop in the town of Sonoma for a total of 17 years, including 9 years at our East Napa St. location, however, as of April 13, 2013 we have closed our doors. Our business is now conducted online, by appointment, and at the approximately 8 antiquarian bookfairs at which we exhibit annually. Chanticleer Books is a sole-proprietorship owned and operated by Steve Blackmer, a full-time bookseller since 1985 and member of the Antiquarian Booksellers┐ Association of America (ABAA) since 1998.

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