The polite preceptor; or, improving moralist. Consisting of a choice collection of relations, visions, allegories, and moral essays. Selected from the most eminent English authors. Compiled at the request of a noble lady, and designed for the use of schools.

London: R. Snagg, 1774. First edition, 12mo, pp. [4], viii, [4], 247; full contemporary blind-ruled calf, rubbed and worn with spine ends chipped away and corners showing; the spine in six compartments with raised bands, the leather flaking; the joints and hinges cracked and tender, with boards holding by threads only; lacking free endpapers but pages are generally clean and all text is legible. An anthology of more than 40 moralizing tales, essays, and poems for the young gathered from some of the leading journals of the time, including The Spectator, The Guardian, The Lady's Magazine, and The Universal Magazine. With the contemporary ownership signature of one "Ann Boult" on half-title and title-pages. OCLC locates only the UPenn copy. Item #27259

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