LUPSET (THOMAS)] An Exhortation to Yonge Men, Perswadynge Them to Walke in the Pathe Way that Leadeth to Honestie and Goodnes

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LUPSET (THOMAS)]
An Exhortation to Yonge Men, Perswadynge Them to Walke in the Pathe Way that Leadeth to Honestie and Goodnes
Sold for £ 8,640 (US$ 11,240) inc. premium

Lot Details
[LUPSET (THOMAS)]
An Exhortation to Yonge Men, Perswadynge Them to Walke in the Pathe Way that Leadeth to Honestie and Goodnes, Ciii torn without loss, title within woodcut architectural border, [Thomas Berthelet, 1538]; A Treatise of Charite, title within woodcut architectural border, upper margin cut away with loss of early ownership inscription, lacks leaf D6, [Thomas Berthelet, 1539]; A Compendious and a Very Fruteful Treatyse Teachynge the Waye of Dyenge Well, [Thomas Berthelet, 1541], second edition; CYPRIAN, Saint. A Svvete and Devoute Sermon of Holy Sayngt [sic] Ciprian of Mortalitie of Man. The Rules of a Christian Life Made by Picus Erle of Mirandula, Bothe Translated into Englyshe by Syr Thomas Elyot Knyght, [Thomas Berthelet, 1539]; ISIDORE, Saint. Here Be the Gathered Counsailes of Saincte Isidorie to Informe Man Howe He Shulde Flee Vices and Folowe Vertues, some very light dampstaining, [Thomas Berthelet, 1539]; [VADIANUS (JOACHIM)] A Worke Entytled Of Ye Olde God [and] the Newe, of the Olde Doctryne and Ye Newe, or Orygnall Begynnynge of Idolatrye, translated by William Turner, title with typographical border on three sides, title with several small holes resulting in loss or partial loss of few a letters, and piece of lower fore-corner torn away touching border, 2 small holes to A1, side-note shaved on R6-7, some soiling, [William Marshall], 1534, 6 works in one vol., bookplate of E. Michell, seventeenth century calf, gilt lettering label on spine [STC 16937, 16941, 16935, 6158, 14270.5, 25127], 8vo

Footnotes

  • A compendium of early sixteenth century advice books, including three by Thomas Lupset (c.1495-1530), a friend of Thomas More, and correspondent of Erasmus. The Exhortation to Yonge Men "has been called the most polished piece of English prose written to this time" (ODNB). It was written, in the form of a letter to Edmund Withipole, whilst staying at Cardinal Wolsey's palace at More, Hertfordshire.

    The final work is a translation by William Turner of the Latin translation by Hartman Dulichius of: Joachim Vadianus' Vom alten und neuen Gott, Glauben und Lere. The final line of the colophon advices "Fyrste reade, and then judge".
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