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Essays On Various Subjects. Principally Designed For Young Ladies by Hannah More. [and] Lord Chesterfield's Advice To His Son, On Men and Manners; In Which The Principles of Politeness, And The Art of Acquiring a Knowledge of the World, Are Laid Down in An Easy and Familiar Manner. To Which Are Added, A Selection of De La Rochefoucault's Maxims.

By Hannah More

1820

From the Press of C. Whittingham : Chiswick

5.5" by 3.5"

xvi, 79pp; [2], 92pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A two volume set of works each offering advice and education for young men and women during the first half of the nineteenth century. A fascinating look at the social etiquette and expectations of young men and women of the Victorian era.

Two volumes bound in one. This delightful volume sees two volume each dated 1820. The first is written by the writer and philanthropist Hannah More and is addressed mainly to young women of the 19th century. This particular edition is a new edition and alongside a brief biography of the author features a series of essays which include discussions on conversation, envy, education and religion. The second work featured in the volume, similar to the first, addresses the authors own son. Including a vast series of education essays, in this work Lord Chesterfield addresses topics such as conversation friendship, good-breeding, sneering and writing. Each of the volumes have a decorative illustrated title page. Previous owners ink inscription to the front free endpaper. A interesting education work from the early 19th century, the volume presents the required etiquette for young men and women.

CONDITION

In a full morocco binding, with gilt detailing to the boards. Externally, smart. Patches of rubbing to the joints and also to the extremities. Offsetting to the front and rear pastedowns. Ink inscription to the front free endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound, strained in places. Pages are generally clean, with and the odd spot. Offsetting and spotting to the illustrated title pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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