THE CONDUCT OF A MARRIED LIFE. Laid down in series of letters, written by the Honourable Juliana-Susannah Seymour, to a young lady, her relation, lately married.
London: R. Baldwin, 1753. vi, , 2-257, [1ad’] pages. Contemporary gilt ruled calf with chipped lettering piece. Contemporary signature and date on end-paper; binding rubbed and worn and splitting at upper joint, but firm; else a very good, clean copy. 12mo. First edition.  A series of eighteen letters on the behaviour, manners, temperament, chastity and loyalty of an exemplary 18th century wife, written by the actor and physician John Hill (1714-1755). Hill had very traditional views on the role of women in married life. ‘There is only one path by which a married woman can arrive at happiness’, ‘and this is by conforming herself to the sentiments of her husband’. Scarce. ESTC locating only three copies in the U.K.