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THE PLEASING INSTRUCTOR ...
[The pleasing instructor. 1798?]
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.
London: published as the act directs by F. Fisher & T. Slack, [1798?].
xi, [i], 348 p., engr. t.-pl., [3] pl. ; 16.6 cm. (12º)

Title from engraved title-plate; there is no letterpress title. First published in 1756. Date of this edition established by ESTC from an inscription '1798' in another copy. Compiled by Anne Fisher, who signs the preface in italics: A. Fisher. She was wife to Thomas Slack of Newcastle, printer (1723--1784) and founder of the Newcastle Chronicle. This book went through several editions, and a pirated version was also in circulation. The editions published after Slack's death give no indication of an editor. ESTC t230842.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper George Soane / June 29th 1800. Soane's elder son John junior's copy of the 1795 edition is also in the Soane Museum (q.v.).

Binding Contemporary sheep, gilt double-ruled spine, without spine-label or lettering.

Reference Number 240


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