PEACHAM (HENRY) The Compleat Gentleman. Fashioning him bsolute in the Most Necessary & Commendable Qualities Concerning Minde or Bodie that May be Required in a Noble Gentleman, 1634
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PEACHAM (HENRY) The Compleat Gentleman. Fashioning him bsolute in the Most Necessary & Commendable Qualities Concerning Minde or Bodie that May be Required in a Noble Gentleman, 1634
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PEACHAM (HENRY)
The Compleat Gentleman. Fashioning him Absolute in the Most Necessary & Commendable Qualities Concerning Minde or Bodie that May be Required in a Noble Gentleman, 2 parts in one, second edition, additional engraved pictorial title (laid down with minor loss), several woodcut illustrations and armorial shields in the text, with the variant "Printed for I.M." on the title of the second part, title cropped at upper margin (just touching first word of title), leaf D4 shorter and re-inserted, several headlines shaved, early calf, gilt initials "S.W." on sides, rebacked [Westwood & Satchell, p.167; STC 19504], small 4to, Francis Constable, 1634

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  • First published in 1622, The Compleat Gentleman "occupies a significant place in the history of courtesy literature... offering advice over a wide range of topics with humour and sagacity" (ODNB). The 1634 edition is substantially enlarged, and is the first to include the chapter "On fishing".
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