[Specimen Oratorium] Richardi Gardiner Herefordensis, Aedis Christi Oxon. haud ita Canonici, Sub-Decani, Specimen Oratorium. Recusum & Declamationibus quorundam tunc temporis ibidem Art. Bac. Necnon Additamentis Studentium Heterogeniis adornatum.
[Second Edition]. Oxoniae [Oxford], Excudebat H.Hall Academiae Typographus, Impensis Richardi Davis, 1657. Duodecimo (9 cm x 15 cm). , 174 pages with three further titlepages after page33 (″Aede Christi”), after page 135 (″Epistolae Nonnullae”), after page 151 (″Alumnorum Versiculi”) and after page 161 (″Lector Candide Coronidis”). Hardcover / Modern half-leather with gilt lettering and spinelable. Bound to style of the 17th century by an english masterbindery, which made sure to preserve the original endpapers and pastedowns. An excellent restoration with preserved patina of this scarce work. The titlepage with a professional repair. Although no sign of it, this book came from the library of Daniel Conner (Manch House). Name of another former owner to pastedown: “Thomas Davis – his book , October 21, 1790”. Extremely rare !