Lot 1388: Thomas Dekker THE SEVERN DEADLY SINNES OF LONDON 1905 Limited Edition Antique English Essay Social Commentary Theology Philosophy Sins
October 22, 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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