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A Sequel to the Antidote to the Miseries of Human Life
London - Williams and Smith, 1809. London - Williams and Smith, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Harriet Corp's didactic fictional work. 'Containing a further account of Mrs. Placid and her daughter Rachel'. Half-title is present. The Miseries of Human Life was written by James Beresford (17641840) and published in 1806. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, it catalogued in excruciating detail the petty outrages, minor humiliations, and tiny discomforts that make up everyday human existence. The Miseries were written as a series of discussions between Mr Samuel Sensitive and Mr Timothy Testy, in which they catalogue the daily injuries, insults, disappointments and treacheries of everyday life. Mrs Testy makes occasional appearances to offer Supplementary Sighs from a feminine perspective. Harriet Corp contradicted this work from a religious perspective with her 'Antidote', featuring the widow Placid and her daughter. Condition: In original paper covered boards. Externally worn, joints cracked, loss to the backstrip, marks to the boards. Front hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in one or two places, with pages 5-8 detached but present. Heavy foxing throughout. Overall: FAIR.
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
Last Found On: 2014-06-17           Check availability:      Biblio    

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