The Oeconomy of Human Life.
[With Part the Second, registration continuous.]Philadelphia: printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, 1781 Stock Code: 149778
Early American edition, an attractive example of both parts in contemporary sheep, of Dodsley's collection of popular aphorisms, presenting itself as the manuscript of an ancient Brahmin, "the most frequently printed work of the entire eighteenth century" (ODNB); both parts - the second attributed to John Hill - were first published in 1750.
Octodecimo (133 x 79 mm). Contemporary unlettered sheep.
Patches of rubbing but binding in fresh condition with firm joints, browning to contents as usual for American imprints of this date, staining to endpapers. An excellent copy.
ESTC W35289; Evans 17141 & 17142.
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