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Hall, Thomas (1610-1665) Comarum Akosmia. The Loathsomnesse of Long Haire.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
83
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Hall, Thomas (1610-1665) Comarum Akosmia. The Loathsomnesse of Long Haire. London: Printed by J. G[rismond] for Nathanael Webb, and William Grantham at the Signe of the Bear, 1654. First edition, octavo, rare; no auction sales since 1939, first word of title trimmed almost completely away, title soiled, some headlines trimmed, bound in half leather and marbled paper boards, rebacked, 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.

"But when may wee say that a mans Haire is too long? The Haire of a Mans Head is too long when tis an impediment to him, and hinders him in the workes of his calling; Therefore such men as are faine to get Strings or Fillets to tie up their Haire that it fall not in their eyes when they worke, offend in excessive Long-Haire."

A4, B-H8, I7, (lacking final ?blank I8).
http://estc.bl.uk/R13863
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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William Grantham, Nathanael Webb, London, Faine

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