London: I.W. (John Windet), 1601. 1st ed., 12mo., pp.(50), 324, loss at fore-edge & some loss of the ornamental borders at pp.i-xiv and lower right pp.305 & 324, closed tears pp.v, 45, 47, 77 & 79, creasing and wear to last 16 pages, contemporary inscriptions to pages i, ii and rear paste-down, darkening to top edge, professionally rebacked with gilt titled leather label, raised bands, original 17th century leather boards, brass clasps. very good condition.
Rare first edition, first issue, complete as called for (Bodleian copy) but with only fragment of appendix page i (of iv) at end (British Library also without the four page appendix). A devotional work which was popular in the 17th century printed by I[ohn] W[indet] and sold at the Exchange by Cuthbert Burby, 1601. Christopher Sutton became a Canon of Westminster in 1605 and was also know to Shakespeareans primarily for his 1600 treatise, 'Disce Mori : Learn to Die'. Item #95260
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