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GRIFFIN, Elizabeth
The friends; or, the contrast between virtue and vice. A tale. Designed for the improvement of youth. By Elizabeth Griffin, author of The selector, and Moral amusements, ...
London: printed for Crosby and Letterman, 1799.
170, [10] p., [1] pl. ; 17.8 cm. (12º)

First published Oxford: printed by R. Slatter, for B. Crosby, London, 1798. The title-leaf of the Soane copy is printed on different paper stock suggesting this may be a reissue of the sheets of the first edition. The plate engraved by G. Murray shows one of the friends beating the other with a stick. With five final leaves of publisher's advertisements. ESTC t73520.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title and ten pages of advertisements at the end.

Binding C19th half scarlet roan, blind double-ruled borders, gilt double-ruled spine, marbled-paper boards. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 3d., 22 December 1830. (Archives 7/15/8).

Reference Number 1073


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