The History of Sandford and Merton

DAY, Thomas. The History of Sandford and Merton.

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DAY, Thomas. The History of Sandford and Merton. London: Walker and Evans et al., 1815.

12mo. Full calf, spine lettered in gilt on morocco labels; boards filleted in gilt and ornamented in blind; gilt dentelles; marbled edges; pp. xii, 420; with two engraved frontispieces; minimal bumping to corners and rubbing to extremities; contemporary ownership inscription in ink to front fly-leaf; slight spotting to text, a very good copy.
First published in 1783, this was a popular educational work for children. Following the lives of two young boys, Tommy Merton and Harry Sandford. As the pair work through different challenges and experiences, Day communicates simple yet important moral lessons and virtues in topics such as friendship, honesty, and hard work.