Lewis Bayly, Practice of Piety (1654)


This is another example of female book ownership of Bayly’s popular religious book, this time an edition published in 1654. It contains an inscription that reads: “1672. December 26. This book was bestowed upon me Margarett Wynne by my unckle John Lewis.” Evidently, this was a Christmas present.

Source: Book sold on eBay by Wisdom Pedlars, see Twitter posting @wisdompedlars 11/2/2018. Reproduced with permission.

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