The Blazon of Gentrie : Deuided Into Two Parts: the First Named the Glorie of Generositie. the Second, Lacyes Nobilitie London 1586. John Ferne.
The Blazon of Gentrie : Deuided Into Two Parts: the First Named the Glorie of Generositie. the Second, Lacyes Nobilitie London 1586
The Blazon of Gentrie : Deuided Into Two Parts: the First Named the Glorie of Generositie. the Second, Lacyes Nobilitie London 1586

The Blazon of Gentrie : Deuided Into Two Parts: the First Named the Glorie of Generositie. the Second, Lacyes Nobilitie London 1586

Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum / Da Capo Press, 1973.

Illustrated by Illustrated. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14419
ISBN: 902210513X

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, light cock, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Facsimile reprint of 1586 London edition, Printed by John Windet for Toby Cooke, STC 10824. "A most important book. Well-known to Shakespeare, its influence has been traced in a number of his plays. The book, through the character Collumell, a ploughman, gives great insight into the attitudes and prejudices of the seventeenth century yeamen." Per DNB via Wikipedia, "Blazon of Gentrie is written in the form of a dialogue, with six interlocutors, representing a herald, a knight, a divine, a lawyer, an antiquary, and a ploughman. Collumell, the ploughman, who speaks freely the language and opinions of the yeomanry at that time on several points, including the Protestant Reformation. The strong prejudices of Paradinus, the herald, and Torquatus, the knight, are also described." ; The English Experience, Its Record In Early Printed Books Published In Facsimile; Ex-Library; Vol. 513; (x), 341, 130 pages.

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