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The compleat gentleman : fashioning him absolute in the most necessary and commendable qualities, concerning mind, or body, that may be required in a person of honor. To which is added the gentlemans exercise or, an exquisite practise, as well for drawing all manner of beasts, as for making colours, to be used in painting, limming, &c.

Peacham, Henry, approximately 1576-approximately 1643 Save to your list

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  • Creator By Henry Peacham, Mr. of Arts, somtime of Trinity Colledge in Cambridge
  • Format Books; Microforms
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  • Publication The third impression much inlarged, especially in the art of blazonry, by a very good hand. London : Printed by E. Tyler, for Richard Thrale, at the signe of the Cross-Keys at St Pauls Gate, 1661.
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    • [12], 304, [8], 305-455, [1] p. : ill. (woodcuts)


  • With an additional title page, engraved, signed: E. [sic] Delaram. sculp. Anno 1626.
  • "The gentlemans exercise" has separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous.
  • Annotation on Thomason copy: "Aprill 20th".
  • Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
  • Wing (2nd ed.) P943.
  • Thomason E.1088[1].
  • Available electronically as part of Early English books online.