Philadelphia: ,Printed by Budd and Bartram, 1800. Hardcover. Very good. Item #21239
12mo. Two volumes.. xvi,(17-)216; iv, (5-) 227,(1)pp. Contemporary full sheep, gilt tooling and lettering on spines.
Upper hinge of volume 1 neatly repaired, light wear to the edges of the boards, corners worn, else this is a very but mismatched set. While the volumes are bound similarly, they are slightly different in the tooling. And the imprint differs: Vol. I states "Printed by Budd and Bartram". Vol. II states: Printed by Budd and Bartram for Thomas Dobson". Volume II with the ownership signature of Esteher Beecher on the front free endpaper.
More was a contemporary of Johnson, Dryden, and Montague. She was a strong anti-slavery advocate, and even more determined to edcuate women for their good and that of society. First published in London in 1799, this is one of the two American editions produced in 1800, the other published in Charlestown. We have been unable to establish precedence to our satisfaction.