Address to a Young Lady on Her Entrance into the World...
[ Nicklin, Susan ].

London: Printed for Hookham and Carpenter, 1796. First edition. Bookplate of the Greenock Library, later bookplate of John Lawson. New endpapers, some light foxing, especially to title-page of first volume, small dampstain at top margin of the last few leaves. Ink signature on first title—page. A good copy. Contemporary calf with gilt stamp of the Greenock Library in Scotland, dated 1783. Rebacked in recent calf, gilt-ruled spine with burgundy morocco label. Two volumes in one, octa [2], 202; [2], 216 pp. (Item ID: 14507)


This seems to be the only book written by Susan Nicklin, a governess about to retire. Nicklin stresses the importance of young women being taught to lead a Christian life. There are chapters on reading the Scriptures, the observation of the Sabbath, on content as a habit of mind, on the duty of children to parents, etc.

This is a very scarce book. ESTC lists six copies, four in North America (Huntington Library, Library of Congress, Library Company of Philadelphia, Yale). OCLC adds Columbia, the Winterthur Museum, UCLA, and the Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

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