Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1836. First Edition. Small Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2262521
First edition. Boards a bit soiled, pages foxed throughout.
viii, 192 pp. 12mo. Green cloth with elaborate blind-stamped design. Includes hand-colored engraved frontispiece of a man, his two daughters, and his wife before a fireplace. An analysis of moral culture and how it relates to the family, the church, and one's neighbors. Abbott made sure to disabuse us all of a misapprehension of happiness by entitling the first chapter Merriment is Not Happiness.