Oct 13, 2022 - Sale 2617

Sale 2617 - Lot 8

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 900
Boyle, Robert (1627-1691)
A Free Discourse against Customary Swearing. And a Dissuasive from Cursing.

London: Printed by R.R. for Thomas Cockerill Snr. & Jnr., 1695.

First edition, octavo, engraved frontispiece portrait of Boyle by Robert White bound opposite the title, with a divisional title page for A Dissuasive from Cursing, (likely written by someone other than Boyle); bound in full crushed brown morocco by Bayntun, Bath, well-preserved and nicely done, with gilt ruling to spine and red lettering piece, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.

Boyle's Discourse was published from his papers posthumously, although it was originally written circa 1647, when Boyle was only about twenty years old.

Wing B-3978; Fulton 197; ESTC R27221.