The courtier
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The courtier or, the complete gentleman and gentlewoman. Being, a treatise of the politest manner of educating persons of distinction ... Translated from the Italian original of Balthasar, Count Castiglione. In four books.

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Published by printed for E. Curll in London .
Written in English

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SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 8487, no. 02.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18360494M

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