The Pleasing Instructor or Entertaining Moralist, consisting of Select Essays, Relations, Visions and Allegories collected from The most Eminent English Authors to which are prefixed New Thoughts on Education. A New Edition.

  • [Fisher, Ann, compiler]
  • London: Published as the Act directs by G. Robinson 1777
  • ESTC T120761.


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12mo, pp. [ii], iii, [i], xii, 368 + 3 plates. Title-page engraved, introduction signed by compiler. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards, red morocco label, spine divided by raised bands. Paper toned and spotted. Marginal ink note to p. 182, ownership inscription of W. Curtis and a few pen trials to title-page.


The introduction of this improving anthology is signed by the compiler, a measure - along with the 'four elegant Copper-plate cuts' (including the title-page vignette) created for this edition - 'by which the Public may distinguish this Book from a Piracy of it now abroad.'

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