The Whole Duty of Man, Laid down in a Plain and Familiar Way, for the Use of All, but especially ... The Whole Duty of Man, Laid down in a Plain and Familiar Way, for the Use of All, but especially ... The Whole Duty of Man, Laid down in a Plain and Familiar Way, for the Use of All, but especially ... The Whole Duty of Man, Laid down in a Plain and Familiar Way, for the Use of All, but especially ...

The Whole Duty of Man, Laid down in a Plain and Familiar Way, for the Use of All, but especially the Meanest Reader. With Private Devotions for Several Occasions [BOUND WITH] The Art of Contentment

Allestree, Richard

Published by Printed by J. Leake, for E. Pawlet / At the Theater in Oxford, London, 1715
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover

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Octavo. The Whole Duty of Man: xii, 503, 2, 4, 3pp. The Art of Contentment: (8) 214 (2)pp. Dark brown calf with elaborate tooling on covers and spine, gilt lettering on spine; raised bands. Gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Two frontispiece engravings in first title and frontispiece engraving in second title. Vignettes on title pages of "Private Devotions for Several Occasions" and "The Art of Contentment" as well as decorative head-, endpieces and initials. Some chipping along edges of binding, hinges and raised bands of spine though binding firm and tight. Slightly starting at inside front cover. Leland W. Carlson inked to verso of marbled front endpaper and Mary St. Maurice inked twice to title page. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition.1. The Whole Duty of ManFirst published anonymously in 1658 the High Church Protestant devotional work was politically a dangerous position at publication. It was later attributed to Richard Allestree and popular for two centuries as well as influential in defining the Anglican tradition. Preceding the title page are two engravings. One depicting Moses with horns and tablet, the second an additional title page with cherubim. The book opens with an address "To the Bookseller" by H. Hammond. It is divided into XVII chapters of which the author suggests to read one on every "Lord's-Day" and the whole maybe more than three times a year. Benjamin Franklin is noted to have suggested to his daughter to read "The Whole Duty of Man" over and over again. Contains a table of prayers and a list of books, printed for and sold by E. Pawlet at the Bible in Chancery-lane, near Fleet-street. 2. The Art of ContentmentThe frontispiece depicts the famed biblical story of Jacob's Ladder. The eleven chapters contemplate the connection of happiness and contentment, the sovereignty of God, his unlimited bounty, the surplus of our enjoyment over our suffering, our demerits towards God, his general and particular providence, the advantage of afflictions, misfortunes compared with other men's, aids for contentment, resignation, and the conclusion. Bookseller Inventory # 40014

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Title: The Whole Duty of Man, Laid down in a Plain ...

Publisher: Printed by J. Leake, for E. Pawlet / At the Theater in Oxford, London

Publication Date: 1715

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: g+ to vg

Edition: Later printing.

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