Very Good. Item #6789
Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1856. Sixteenth Edition. Octavo. 264 pages. Frontispiece and added engraved title page. Green publisher's cloth decorated in gilt. All edges gilt.
Worn with brief exposure to top of spine and corners. Light staining to spine and front panel. Binding is sound. Foxing to preliminaries and gift inscription to second free endpaper.
Muzzey's follow-up to "A Young Man's Friend" displays both progressive and conservative ideas - endorsing equality of education opportunities and praising Queen Zenobia of the third century Palmyrene Empire - while the work as a whole is mansplaining in extremis.