First Edition of Wing's Two Sermons on the Virtues of a Good Wife
WING, John. Crowne Conivgall or, the Spouse Royall. A Discovery of the True Honor and Happines of Christian Matrimony. Published for their Consolation Who are Married, and their Encouragement Who Are Not, Intending the Benefit of Both. Middelburgh: John Hellenius , 1620.
First edition. Small quarto (7 x 5 1/4 inches; 175 x 132 mm). [8], 146 pp. Title-page with engraved vignette and an engraved initial. Without final blank. We could not find any copies of this at auction except present copy in the last fifty years.

Nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards. Spine with maroon calf spine label. Spine elaborately stamped in gilt. All edges gilt. Two small repairs to title-page, one to top inner corner, the other along inner margin, neither affecting text. A few pages with some light chipping along fore-edge. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. Back endpaper with old bookseller slip tipped-in. Overall a very good copy.

ESTC S120113

HBS # 66725 $4,000