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BLACKMORE, Sir Richard (d. 1729)
The lay-monastery. Consisting of essays, discourses, &c. Publish'd singly under the title of The lay-monk.
London: printed by Sam. Keimer, for Ferdinando Burleigh, 1714.
[16], 239, [1]p.; 16 cm. (12º)

Anonymous. Written jointly by Sir Richard Blackmore and John Hughes. The Lay-Monk was published in 40 numbers from 16 November 1713 to 15 February 1713 [i.e. 1714], here collected together. The second edition of 1714 states 'Being the sequel of the Spectators'. ESTC n19410.

Copy Notes Front pastedown with ownership inscription in ink Gul. [Lo------?] obscured by Soane's bookplate, and price in pencil -s1-d6. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper 539 E libris / R Flexman / M., possibly Roger Flexman (1708--1795), Presbytarian minister, bibliographer and indexer of the journal of the House of Commons. Front free-endpaper with crossed-out price in pencil - 2 -. Bookseller's code in pencil on rear pastedown.

Binding C18th calf, gilt double-ruled borders and spine, later maroon leather spine-label.

Reference Number 4660


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