The Fashionable American Letter Writer: or, The Art of Polite Correspondence. Containing a Variety of Plain and Elegant Letters...
Newark / New York: Benjamin Olds / John C. Totten, 1828. Very Good. Item #8300
Newark & New York: Benjamin Olds / John C. Totten, 1828. First Edition. 12mo (14.5cm.); publisher's black morocco-backed boards, gilt-lettered spine; xxxvi,-178pp.; woodcut frontispiece. Boards a bit rubbed with some brief exposure, chiefly at corners, faint tide mark along bottom half of both boards bleeding into text block, contemporary pencil ownership signature to front free endpaper; overall Very Good and sound.
Includes various letter samples ranging from business to love (how to disclose one's passion, how to tell a mother one has seen her daughter in public and wants to ask her out, how to accuse one's young lady friend of inconstancy, how to write to one's dying mother, etc. etc.). Quite uncommon and missed by Shoemaker.