[Constable, John] ~ The Conversation of Gentlemen, Considered in most of the Ways, that make their Mutual Company Agreeable, or Disagreeable
London: Printed for J. Hoyles, 1738
First edition, printed by J. Hoyles, 1738. Very Good, contemporary speckled calf gilt, engraved frontispiece, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials, a few small holes in title-page affecting one letter, otherwise clean and bright,text block tight, edges speckled red, 12mo (17 x 9.9 cm). Constable (1676/8-1743) was a Jesuit priest and chaplain to the Fitzherbert family of Swynnerton, Staffordshire; the Stourtons are a prominent recusant family.Collation: frontispiece, viii, 272pp,  indexProvenance: 'Ld Stourton', contemporary ownership inscription to title-page: probably Charles Stourton, 15th Baron Stourton (1702-1753), or his brother and heir William, 16th Baron Stourton (1704-1781).
BINDING : Hardback
INVENTORY NUMBER: 109136