Advice from a Lady of Quality to her Children, in the Last Stage of a Lingering Illness, In a Series of Evening-Conferences on the Most Interesting Subjects. Translated from the French [by Samuel Glasse]. - Louis-Antoine Caraccioli 1778 - Glocester: Printed by R. Raikes and Sold by J. F. and C. Rivington - First edition in English A rare first edition of this 18th century ‘Tuesdays With Morrie

A popular courtesy book written in a series of ‘conferences’ in the place of chapters. These include Virtue, Pride, Generosity, Female Conduct, Friendship, Love of Truth, Brotherly Love, Study, Pleasure, Ambition, Vanity, Relative Duty, Patriotism, Social Duties.

Unlike most courtesy books, Caraccioli's has the semblance of a plot and reads somewhat like a novel, which ends with the death of the main character. Advice from a Lady went through numerous editions in England and America.
  Louis-Antoine Caraccioli [1719-1803].

Samuel Glasse [1735-1812] was a theologian and man of letters.

Two volumes. pp. [2] vii [3] 190 [4]; [2] 231 [3]
  Two pretty little volumes bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, red and green morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering.   Condition: Very good, edges a little rubbed, wear to spine ends, spine on volume one showing signs of splitting, but sound.   Ref: 103257   Price: HK$ 8,500