A SKETCH OF MY FRIEND'S FAMILY. Intended to suggest some practical hints on Religion and Domestic Matters.
London: J. Hatchard... J. Conder... Darton and Harvey, 1817. v, 150, [1 Errata] pages. Engraved frontispiece of a mother teaching her child to read the bible. Recent half calf over marbled boards; red gilt label to spine. 12mo. First edition. Some light browning and spotting; else a very good copy. The B.L. has the second edition, which was issued in 1818, but the first edition is quite scarce. "Nor may it be pressing the vain expectations of an author, beyond the limits of possibility, if the writer indulges the thought, that whilst the mother listens to the simple tale, primarily intended for the daughter's eye, perhaps she may not disdain to glean some practical hint from this humble legend, framed to recommend the nameless charms of female excellence." [From the Preface.]