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Lot 1388: Thomas Dekker THE SEVERN DEADLY SINNES OF LONDON 1905 Limited Edition Antique English Essay Social Commentary Theology Philosophy Sins
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Seven Deadly Sinnes of London: Drawne in Seven Severall Coaches, through the Seven Severall Gates of the Citie Bringing the Plague with Them. Opus septem Dierum.
Author: Thomas Dekker - Thomas Dekker (c. 1572 – 25 August 1632) was an English Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer, a versatile and prolific writer, whose career spanned several decades and brought him into contact with many of the period's most famous dramatists. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed at the University Press, Cambridge & Published at the Cambridge University Press Warehouse
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 93 (2) pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This pamphlet was written by Thomas Dekker (c. 1572 - 1632) in the aftermath of the plague which struck London in 1603. Dekker's essay is about how the seven deadly sins were demonstrated in the behavior of Londoners during that crisis.
Condition / Notes: This is a limited edition of this work, one of 250 copies produced of a typeset reprint of the original 1606 edition. The antique volume is bound in plain paper covers with a leather backstrip bearing stamped gilt lettering. There is light external age/wear. The binding is sound. Many pages are still uncut.
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