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[BORDELON, LAURENT]: - The management of the tongue. Under these following heads. 1. Of conversation. 2. The babbler. 3. The silent man. 4. The witty man. 5. The droll. 6. The jester. 7. The disputer. 8. The opinionater. (&c.). Done out of French. London, by D. Leach for N. Rhodes, 1706.

Pp. (xxiv), 272. Modern marbled boards, calf spine with five raised bands and red title label. First English edition of a collection of aphorisms and apothegms originally published in French in 1705. Containing 27 different 'characters' including the flatterer, the ill tongue, the promiser, the instructor, the language of love, etc. "There is nothing more easy than to speak; and therefor we see many great and fine speakers: There is nothing more difficult than to do; and therefor we see very few doers". (introduction). Cioranescu 42888.
EUR 570.00 [Appr.: US$ 669.08 | £UK 506.5 | JPą 74952] Book number 35053

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