Social Conduct Life Values 1794 American book w/ 1794 female inscriptionBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Guide, or Counsellor of Human Life, Containing Miscellaneous Pieces on a Variety of Useful and Entertaining Subjects.
1st Edition published 1794, Springfield, Massachusetts by Edward Gray.
191 pages. Text in English. the First Edition.
Wonderful assortment of topics concerning personal conduct in the world and life.
With a very early female owners inscription from Betsy Egleston in May 1794 to Mary Philips of Lenox, Mass. (this leaf is brittle paper and has numerous small neat archival tape repairs on the reverse to strengthen the edges).
Period full leather binding, front cover replaced and detached, rear cover detached, lacks original blank end papers (replaced with old paper).
Text block is uniformly well age toned, but remains clean and still stitch sewn as issued.
Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, with scattered spotting throughout. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Book measures: 6 1/4" H X 3 3/4" W.