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THE FOLLY AND VANITY OF A LIFE SPENT IN THE PURSUIT OF WORLDLY PROFIT, EASE OR PLEASURE, COMPARED WITH A LIFE WHOLLY EMPLOYED IN ENDEAVOURING TO GLORIFY GOD, AND DO GOOD TO MANKIND; ILLUSTRATED IN SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PIOUS LADY ELIZABETH HASTINGS, AND OF ARMELLE NICOLAS, A POOR IGNORANT COUNTRY MAID IN FRANCE, COMMONLY KNOWN BY THE NAME OF THE GOOD ARMELLE.

Philadelphia Imprint]: [Moral Instruction]:

Published by Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1770., 1770
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24pp. 12mo. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Ex-Library Company of Philadelphia, with their early and modern bookplates on the front pastedown (de-accessioned as a duplicate, initialed by Edwin Wolf II). Trimmed a bit close, affecting an occasional catchword. Very good. The first printing of this work, which was also issued a few years later as part of some copies of A COLLECTION OF RELIGIOUS TRACTS (Philadelphia: Joseph Cruikshank, 1773). Armelle Nicolas was a 17th century French servant girl whose life of piety and good works developed a cult following. Lady Elizabeth Hastings (1682-1739) was also well known for her good works and charity in England. This book was issued by John Dunlap, best known for the first broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence. A scarce volume on moral instruction for an American audience, drawing on European examples at a time when Americans were shaping their own national character. EVANS 11654. ESTC W17056. HILDEBURN 2529. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 47269

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Title: THE FOLLY AND VANITY OF A LIFE SPENT IN THE ...

Publisher: Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1770.

Publication Date: 1770

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