Young Man's Book Etiquette Social conduct 1833-43 Success in Life 2 old booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Premium; A Present for All Seasons: Consisting of Elegant Selections from British and American Writers of the Nineteenth Century.
Published 1833, Philadelphia by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard. 310 pages. Period full leather, smooth spine.
The Young Man's Own Book: A Manual of Politeness, Intellectual Improvement, and Moral Deportment, Calculated to Form the Character on a Solid Basis, and to Insure Respectability and Success in Life by Edward Biddle. Published 1843, Philadelphia by John Locken.
320 pages. Period full leather, smooth spine. Front cover detached.
A set of two mid-19th century books aimed at self-improvement. The volumes contains selections of literature and moral essays. An interesting look at the education and social values of the 1830's and 40's.
Both books remain mostly clean & tight, light scattered foxing throughout, front cover of one book detached as seen in video.
One of the books has four early photos of young women tipped in, possibly girl-friends of the young man who owned the book at some early stage.
Books measure: 5 1/4" H X 3 1/4" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 2".