Directions, Counsels, andCautions, Tending To prudent Management of Affairs in Common Life. Be yeWise as Serpents, and Harmless as Doves.

London. Printed for J. Wyat,and W. And J. Innys. 1725. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo, the first edition, xvii,219,ii÷p.,ads., head and tailpieces devices, contemporary paneled calf boardsrebacked, raised bands, new paper label, inner leather hinges, newendpapers, without half title, slight damp stain on the top margin edgemainly towards the back, a very good to fine attractive copy. (scn) ~Thomas Fuller (1654-1734), an English physician noted for his researchinto smallpox and inoculation and three books of prescription("Pharmacopoeia"), was also an avid collector of adages and precepts.This collection consists of 1761 adages collected as guidance for hisson, John, as "an everlasting Legacy: and upon my Blessings I charge youto keep them as a Treasure; consult them at every turn, and make best useyou can of them all your Days." (Introduction). Most of the preceptsare taken from psalms, proverbs and gospels, with one chosen as asubtitle: "Be ye Wise as Serpents, and Harmless as Doves." This is thefirst appearance of "Directions, Counsels and Cautions" which waspublished again in 1727 as " Introductio ad Prudentiam", in 2 volumeswith over 3,000 adages and precepts. Item #30402

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