Third Edition. Very Good. Item #5237
Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1797. Third Edition. Duodecimo. 318 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements. Full contemporary sheep with red spine label. Translated from Dutch. The translator's "Advertisement" claims that this work is an extension of Samuel Richardson's "Clarissa," though the title and names have been altered because, "it has been objected... that it does not coincide with the Work to which the title seems to connect it."
Boards are rubbed and worn and some staining to spine. Corners are bumped and cracked, and slight roll to spine. Binding is sound. Numerous ink drawings and other annotations/scrawlings to endpapers and first five leaves, including title page. Prize bookplate from the Union Philosophical Society of Dickinson College to front pastedown.
From the estate of author, columnist, and Presidential speechwriter William Safire.