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The Government of the Tongue

Engraved by Unidentified artist, English, Author Richard Allestree (English, 1619–1681), Binding by Samuel Mearne (English, 1624–1683)

Place of Publication: Oxford, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Wing A1138


Overall: 18.6 x 11.7 x 2 cm (7 5/16 x 4 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Oxford: at the Theater, 1667 [i.e., 1677]) Quarto; 120 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown morocco

Allegorical frontispiece

Oxford: at the Theater, 1667 [i.e., 1677]


George Staniforth [?--signature on verso of front flyleaf]; unidentified monogram stamp [TH?] on verso of frontispiece; Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922); his widow, by whom given to MFA, 1927.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis