First US edition, second overall, of this collection of useful knowledge for schoolchildren.
"There are few school tasks which children may be induced to perform with greater pleasure, and which, at the same time, are of more advantage to them, than that of writing letters."
Containing everything from letter-writing advice to passages from Classical orators, THE WELL-BRED SCHOLAR would have been a one-stop shop for a schoolchild receiving a literary education. This US edition is scarce on the market and institutionally: OCLC locates only one holding, in the British Library.
Read more: Charles Evans, American Bibliography, item 32479.
New-York: Literary Printing Office, 1797. Full title: The Well-Bred Scholar, or Practical Essays on the Best Methods of Improving the Taste, and Assisting the Exertions of Youth in Their Literary Pursuits. 12mo. 6.5'' x 3.75''. Contemporary tree calf binding with gilt lettering to green spine label. Engraved frontispiece. viii, 284 pages, collated complete. Two ink ownership inscriptions to front flyleaf, dated 1921 and 1924. Binding with some edgewear, mild bowing to boards. Frontispiece with some toning, leaves with toning to extreme margins. A clean, solid copy.
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