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Friends in council: A series of readings and discourse thereon.

Helps, Arthur, Sir.

Published by James Munroe & Co. (pr. by Allen & Farnham), Boston & Cambridge, 1853
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Essays on social and moral problems including educating women and children, improving the condition of the rural poor, and giving and taking criticism, presented in a framing text involving several personable imaginary figures whose interspersed dialogues enliven the philosophical exposition. Helps, a civil servant, was much admired in his day for this popular work, which was at least partly inspired by his time as a member of the Cambridge Conversazione Society (a.k.a. the Apostles). Present here is an early U.S. edition of the first series; two series were published, the first in 1847?49 and the second in 1859. => Much of the second volume of this series is dedicated to the question of slavery. 8vo (18.5 cm, 7.25"2 vols. I: [2 (adv.)], viii, [2], 291, [1] pp. II: vi, [2], 271, [1] pp. Allibone 818. On Helps, see: Dictionary of National Biography online. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, spines with gilt-stamped title; moderate rubbing most noticeable at vol. I spine head, and vol. II with strip of dark cloth tape at head of spine extending onto sides. Ex?social club library: front pastedowns with 19th-century bookplate and call-number sticker, front free endpapers lacking, title-pages pressure-stamped, no other markings. Pages age-toned, with intermittent spots of staining and light pencilled bracketing. Bookseller Inventory # 26412

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Title: Friends in council: A series of readings and...

Publisher: James Munroe & Co. (pr. by Allen & Farnham), Boston & Cambridge

Publication Date: 1853

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