1805 NEW UNIVERSAL LETTER WRITER - COURTSHIP FINANCES CONDUCT LETTER TEMPLATES
THE NEW UNIVERSAL LETTER WRITER CONTAINING LETTERS ON DUTY, AMUSEMENT, LOVE, COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE, FRIENDSHIP, TRADE, AND RELIGION
Book Details + Condition: Samuel Etheridge and Thomas & Whipple (Charlestown and Newburyport). First Edition, 1805. Hardcover with full leather binding. 285 pages and one advertisement leaf at rear. Complete letter writer for many occasions, adhering the the social conduct norms of the early 19th century. Numerous examples of original letter templates provide a fascinating glimpse into early 1800s social customs and life. Chapters Include: On Respect and Obedience Due to Parents; On the Practice of Virtue; Soliciting Pocket Money in Support of Modest Frugality; Real Love Displayed; A Young Lady Letter to Her Lover; Merit Preferred to Riches; and much more. An overall worn but firm copy, with tight binding; rubbed corners and edges; chipping to spine ends; wear to leather boards; missing front endpaper; age toned pages (some more than others); interior is otherwise clean and free of markings, save a few penned names in front and rear endpapers and title page.