1756. London : printed for J. Newbery, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1756.
12mo, xxvi, (6), 352 pp. title-page toned and re-attached, text block close-trimmed to fore-edge (but no loss of text), bookplate of Dudley Wilson on rear pastedown (rubbed with loss), red edges, mid 19th century dark green half morocco, rubbed, slight wear at head of spine.
§ First edition of this rare guide to juvenile letter-writing etiquette. Only four locations for the first edition located (British Library, National Library of Scotland, McMaster Univ, Univ of Melbourne). The only copies we have traced at auction in the last thirty-five years have been the 1787 reprint. Prior to that there are two auction records in the 1970s for editions of 1757 and 1764. ESTC T53410. Roscoe, J266 (1). Not in Gumuchian. Item #122497