Haslewood Books - Coach and Sedan

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Coach and Sedan, pleasantly disputing for Place and Preedence: The Brewer's Cart being Moderator, 1636. By Henry Peachum. Small 4to, 23.5cm, 63 pages, London: Printed for Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald ['The Haslewood Books at The Westminster Press'], 1925.

Set in Imprint type. Number 67 of 75 (625) copies printed on Batchelor Kelmscott handmade paper. Illustrations within the text. Special binding of full vellum with gilt spine titling, gilt extra to front covers. Green silk ties lacking, covers a little mottled. A very good copy (Tucker 5)

Traffic problems in London were quite as acute in those days as in our own, and this enjoyable story takes the form of a dialogue between COACH "a thick burly square sett fellow"  and SEDAN "in a suite of greene". Other disputants are CARMAN and COUNTREY-MAN. Coaches "the moving closets of brave Ladies, and beautifull virgins" come in for muh abuse in that they "keepe the whole Citie from their natural rest".

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