SENECA'S MORALS By Way of ABSTRACT, To which is Added A DISCOURSE under the Title of AN AFTER-THOUGHT, By SIR ROGER L'ESTRANGE. LONDON: Printed for G. Strahan, A. Bettesworth, J. Tonson, B. Lintot, B. Motte and D. Browne. MDCCXXIX (1729) Thirteenth Edition, so stated on the title page. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, gilt lined framing on the front and rear covers, five raised spine bands, gilt designs on the spine, 5x8 inches, 475 numbered pages. (Pagination: blank leaf; frontispiece engraving, [2] Title Page with blank verso, [xxvi], [2] engraving with blank backside, 475, [1] blank verso, [12] the Contents.) Illustrated with 5 engraved plates (a frontispiece and four others, one in front of each of the book's four sections). Signature of SAM COADE on the front free endpaper. Possibly the SAMUEL COADE who gave his niece, the famous British businesswoman ELEANOR COADE (b. 1733 d. 1821), the Belmont House in Lyme, Regis? I have no idea, but that would be a nice association IF it is so. You can read about Eleanor Coade on Wikipedia. An interesting 18th and early 19th century businesswoman. Condition: Front cover is disbound (i.e. laid on loosely), the rear cover hinge is tender but holding, the covers are scraped, rubbed, and worn through at their corners and places along their edges and spine folds, the spine gilt is faded
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