Economy of Human Life 1791 Keene NH Dodsley moral precepts life advice rare bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Oeconomy of Human Life in Two Parts: Translated from an Indian Manuscript Written by an Ancient Brahmin, To Which is Prefixed an Account of the Mannier in Which the Said Manuscript was Discovered; in a Letter from an English Gentleman Residing in China to the Earl of ****, by Robert Dodsley.
15th American edition, published 1791, Keene, New Hampshire by James D. Griffith.
154 pages. Text in English. 1832 owners inscription on front fly leaf from Walpole NH.
Original 1/4 leather binding, paper covered boards, binding is in very poor condition, both covers detached, spine leather dried and missing, paper covering gone from front board.
Book is physically old and shows clear heavy signs of handling and time. Rare 18th century American imprint in any condition.
Binding heavily age worn, front and rear covers detached. Book is in poor physical condition.
Text block paper is well toned, book displays wide assortment of small paper flaws such as short edge tears, text block broken into parts, one leaf lacking blank margin fore edge slightly touching letters, final two leaves defective (shown) with some loss of text.
A genuinely rare 18th century New Hampshire imprint.
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Book Measures c. 6" H x 3 3/4" W.