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Letters from a father to his son on various topics, relative to literature and the conduct of life. Written in the years 1792 and 1793.

Aikin, John.

Published by Printed by James Carey, no. 83, North Second-Street, Philadelphia, 1796
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Second American edition of the famous work on the conduct of life, written by a medical doctor to his son in a series of letter and first published in America in 1794 following the London first of the same year. There three states of this edition: that with the imprint on the title-page reading as above, a second with the imprint reading "Printed for Mathew Carey, by James Carey," and a third similar to the second but with "Mathew" spelled "Matthew." The state offered here is the scarcest. 12mo. xi, [2], 14-261, [3] pp. (last leaf blank). Evans 29957; ESTC W13543. Publisher's calf binding, rubbed, a little sprung. Title-page and front pastedown stained. Pages a little cockled from exposure to damp. Last gathering of leaves a little extruded. In all, a good++ copy. Bookseller Inventory # 30971

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Title: Letters from a father to his son on various ...

Publisher: Printed by James Carey, no. 83, North Second-Street, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1796

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