Boston:: Published by Cummings and Hilliard,, 1818. First American edition, printed by Flagg & Gould in Andover; Cummings and Hilliard issued two later editions in 1818 and 1819.. A couple of spots where the paper has stripped from the spine; some trifling splitting to the paper along the front joint; a trifle dust-soiled; some light, scattered foxing; otherwise, a very good copy in the original boards.. 8vo, original blue boards, white paper spine, viii, -196 pages, untrimmed. Includes a warning on the proper treatment of a governess: "I would caution those who employ a governess, in the midst of their kindness to remember what place she holds in their family, and to what situation in life she must return when she leaves it. They are bound to avoid any line of conduct which may place her above her station." Early ownership signature in ink dated December, 1818, at the head of the title and on the front blank. American Imprints 43122 (this edition). (Inventory #: 12004)
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