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HEAD, Richard (1637?--1686?)
[Proteus redivivus. 1679]
Proteus redevivus [sic]: or the art of wheedling: or insinuation, obtain'd by general conversation, and extracted from the several humours, inclinations, and passions of both sexes, respecting their several ages, and suiting each profession or occupation. Collected and methodized by the author of the first part of the English rogue.
London: printed by W[illiam]. D[owning]. and are to be sold by most booksellers, 1679.
[16], 352 p. ; 16.5 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. 'The Author of the First Part of the English Rogue' = Richard Head. 'The Authors Epistle' is signed 'R.H.'. First published in 1675. Head here denies authorship of any but the first part of The English rogue, first published in 1665 (1672 ed., q.v.): 'According to the promise made in my Postscript to the first Part of the English Rogue, I purposed to have finisht the Book in a Second Part, ... but the Cudgels were snatcht out of my hands before I had fairly laid them down, I intending to have had but one more bout at the same Weapons, and so have compleated the Rogue, but seeing the Continuator hath allready added three Parts to the former, and never ... will make an end of pestering the World with more Volumes, and large Editions, I diverted my attention into this Subject, The Art of Wheedling, or Insinuation, ...' (pp. [v--vi]). ESTC r19841.

Copy Notes Early bookseller's codes or library shelfmarks(?) in ink on title-page.

Binding Early C19th mottled calf, gilt-ruled spine with gilt-tooled sunbursts, gilt-lettered.

Reference Number 4684


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