n.p. (London): W. D. in R. M., 1649. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #21335 .
12mo. ((8),236,(12); then (2), Folding frontispiece present, as is the portrait opposite p., 203. Modern full black morocco, boards and spine tooled in blind, black lettering label,m gilt; boards with a raised lozenge bearing a crown and "C. R." , marbled endpapers.
Originally attributed to Charles I, it is now acknowledged that the author is John Gauden. There were at least 40 different English editions printed in 1649, Madan observes that this is the only edition printed in England to contain the real name of the printer, William Du-gard, which appears in the imprint of the Apohthegmata.
Madan's pagination indicates a final blank, not present here. The frontispiece has been strengthened at the horizontal fold, with a tiny loss, else this is a very good copy in a fine binding.