A Cap of Gray Hairs for a Green Head: or, the Father's Counsel to his Son, an Apprentice in London. Containing wholesome Instructions for the Management of a Man's whole Life. With Additions of Precepts to each Chapter.
Caleb Trenchfield:

A Cap of Gray Hairs for a Green Head: or, the Father's Counsel to his Son, an Apprentice in London. Containing wholesome Instructions for the Management of a Man's whole Life.

London: Printed for A. Bettesworth, 1710. The Fifth Edition. [viii], 149, [iii]. The pages murmur with foxing throughout. An early owner has dallied with their pen on page 1 of the text and the facing blank. Small 8vo (7''x 4.5"), in a recent binding of quarter calf with marbled boards, the spine ruled in gilt with raised bands and red and black labels lettered in gilt. Much very deliberate counsel. "The Courting of Ladies is a pleasant (indeed) and gentile Divertisement; so I call it; for he is Mad that makes it his business, or thinks it worth his while, to set a seal upon a bubble; yet I must tell you, it is accompanied with not a few, nor small Inconveniencies: for you can hardly be Fantastick enough in your attire, to suit their Fancy; nor your Discouse Vain enough to fit their Humour: For though some few of them will Philosophize, the generality of them are so futile, that you have little cause to wonder the Poets imagin'd Venus concreta spuma." Etc. Lovely little book. Contents G+, binding Fine.
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