London: Millar, 1791.
Copperplate frontispiece, 12mo, early paper covered boards, joints cracked, signatures to endpapers, overall browning, otherwise good and clean. 180 pages. 2 parts, with distinct title pages but continuous pagination. London: Millar, 1791. First published in 1750, this is an early edition of "one of the most important productions of its time" (Straus).
A collection of moral aphorisms, enjoyed a huge popularity, especially as it was attributed to Lord Chesterfield (some believe that Dodsley allowed such a rumor to flourish in order to promote sales).