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ORIGINAL STORIES FROM REAL LIFE,; with conversations calculated to regulate the affections and form the mind to truth and goodness


Published by Johnson, London, 1791
From Second Life Books, Inc. (Lanesborough, MA, U.S.A.)

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Revised text, the first edition with the author's name on the title page. Bound in contemporary calf, hinges tender, spine chipped and worn at the extremities, a good copy. This was issued both with and without the plates. This has no illustrations. 8vo, pp. 177 + iv. Some foxing and staining to the title-page and preliminary leaf; and the ads in the rear. With the ownership bookplate of Author Joseph Strutt (1749-1802) who was also an artist and engraver and influence on William Blake. Issued without a half title, Windle p. 9. Todd 3. Based on her experiences as a governess to the Countess of Mountcashell in the 1780's, Wollstonecraft uses the voice of a wise Mrs. Mason to teach two spoiled girls "the importance of telling the truth, the folly of personal vanity, and the need to be kind to others"[St. Clair p. 281]. Bookseller Inventory # 41693

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Publisher: Johnson, London

Publication Date: 1791

Edition: Second edn.

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