London and Edinburgh: T. Nelson, Paternoster Roy, 1818. Boards. [NON-FICTION] [HOME ARTS]. 32mo (4” x 2 ¾”); 190pp; decoratively blind stamped red boards, gilt -stamped lettering and decoration to spine; pale yellow endpapers, gift inscription dated 1853 on ffep; borders around text on each page; chapter head-pieces; light rubbing to boards, near fine. Not found in OCLC, only the American edition published by Arno Press, NY listed. Near fine. Item #1804
Publisher’s note dated London, Oct. 1835 reads “The present Edition has been neatly got up in the smallest practicable pocket form, with a view of rendering it convenient for the reticule as a PERMANENT COMPANION, AS WELL FOR Mothers as their young Daughters, which, the Publishers are induced to believe will be esteemed a decided improvement.”.