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CHARLETON, Walter (1619--1707)
Two discourses. I. Concerning the different wits of men: II. Of the mysterie of vintners. By Walter Charleton D.M. and physitian in ordinary to his Majesty. The second edition enlarged.
London: printed by F.L. for William Whitwood, 1675.
[14], 208, 207--235, [1] p. ; 16.6 cm. (8º)

First published in 1669. Each tract has its own title-page but the register and pagination are continuous despite numerous errors in pagination. Also includes 'Some Observations Concerning the Ordering of Wines' (caption title) by Christopher Merret on pp. 208--235. 'The Mysterie Of Vintners' was delivered to the Royal Society. Charleton, a physician and natural philosopher, was one of the earliest Fellows of the Royal Society, elected on 15 May 1661. Wing C3695; ESTC r7350.

Copy Notes Partial engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas Cartwright (1671--1748) of Aynho dated 1698 concealed by Soane bookplate. Library shelfmark inscribed in ink on front pastedown. Another book in Soane's library, M.Z. Boxhorn's Commentariolus des statu confoederatarum provincialum Belgii, 1650 (q.v.) bears a similarly obscured ownership inscripton of Thomas Cartwright [or Arkwright?]. Soane extensively remodelled Anyhoe Park, Northamptonshire for William Ralph Cartwright in 1799--1804. See Ptolemy Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp. 79--89. There is no evidence that Soane's acquisition of either volume is connected with his work at Aynhoe Park.

Binding C17th mottled calf, blind double-ruled borders, blind-tooled along the spine-edge, blind double-ruled spine, brown spine-label.

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