An Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World. By one of the Laity. Hannah More.
An Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World. By one of the Laity

An Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World. By one of the Laity

Dublin: Printed for P. Wogan [et al.], 1791. Third edition, being the first Dublin edition. This work was the spiritual successor to her arguably first work of prose, Thoughts on the Importance of the Manners of the Great to General Society (1788). Ever the reformer, in the instant work she, as journalist Richard Davey later wrote, “deplores the general laxity of morals that pervaded every class of English Society” but in particular, the upper classes. In sending a copy to an acquaintance in New York, William Cowper wrote that his acquaintance’s, or Americans’, manners “may be more pure than ours, yet it is unlikely that even among you may be found some to whom her strictures are applicable.”

12mo. [x], [1]-272pp., with half-title. ESTC T33519. NCBEL II, 1599 (for 5th edition 1791).
Very good in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, red morocco lettering-piece, all edges green, extremities worn, surface loss to upper board, chipping to spine, joints split, and occasional spotting/creasing. Item #218

Price: $200.00

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