THE HISTORY OF MARTIN AND JAMES, or the reward of Integrity. Designed for the Improvement of Children.
London: Printed and sold by Darton and Harvey, No. 55 Gracechurch Street, 1806. (price Sixpence.) , iv, 5-93, [1 blank], [2 ad’s] pages. Engraved frontispiece and seven wood-engravings within the text. Original boards but sometime re-backed in black calf gilt with a tan label. 122 x 85 mm. Endpapers replaced when re-backed. A very good copy. First published in 1791, this title was still in print in 1834; however, it is uncommon. The preface reveals that the author is a woman. ‘This excellent little book is particularly calculated to convey a lesson of honest and upright conduct to children in humble life, but it is written in a style which renders it worthy of the perusal of those in superior stations…. [and] will … incline those who are possessed of riches or power to be the patrons and rewarders of virtuous piety.’ The Guardian of Education. (1802.)