New York: John Allen, 139 Nassau Street, 1844.
Octavo (21.5 x 13.5 cm.), 88 pages. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A work on a moral approach to homemaking and child rearing, pseudonymously offered by Timothy Shay Arthur, author of many work who helped, as much as anyone, to instill the ideal of a proper middle class in Americans. his most famous work was the popular Temperance novel Ten Nights in a Bar Room. Two-inch tear to edge of one leaf, otherwise clean. Disbound from wrapper but sound. Scarce. [OCLC locates four copies; Wright, American Fiction, vol. I (revised edition) 85].