Boston: Printed by Jonathan Howe, 1823. Second edition. Original grained sheep spine and tips, blue boards, 7.25 x 4.5 inches, 148, 16, 16 pages. Errata slip tipped in after the final page of text. Spine and corners somewhat rubbed, some soiling to the boards; a bit foxed and a trifle shaken; a very good copy. Item #20045
The attorney Bartlett first published his collection of aphorisms in 1810 in Portsmouth, N.H.; this edition has a new dedication to John Quincy Adams (the 1810 edition had been dedicated to his enemies), has a new preface, and an added poem on Lavatar and the science of physiognomy and an essay on the blessings of poverty. American Imprints 11752.