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MORE, HANNAH. - Moral Sketches of Prevailing Opinions and Manners, foreign and domestic; .. sixth edition.

London, Cadell & Davies 1820. Octavo straight grain gilt calf (front hinge cracked but firm). Some spotting or browning, mostly towards the ends. ¶ Warmly inscribed and signed by More to Misses Anna and Henrietta Schimmelpenninck (the daughters of Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck? - she was a friend and something of a protege of More). One of the original blue stockings and abolitionists, Hannah More, when this was published, was in her mid-seventies, had been lecturing the English public for decades, and still had a couple of books to come. Another of her runaway best sellers; first published less than a year before, this was sparked by Miss More's horror at finding that the long awaited peace had not brought the return to proper English values she expected. Instead she finds that the corruption of foreign morality has accelerated; France has been made the 'scene for the education of English, of Protestant children!' If the 'contagious intercourse' is not contained national character will soon be lost; 'the strong and discriminating features of the English heart and mind will be obliterated'.
AUD 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 385.25 US$ 454.19 | £UK 343.75 | JP¥ 50899] Book number 6380

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