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A Father's Legacy to His Daughters, published by Charles Wells in New York City, ca. 1836-1847; reprint of Dr. John Gregory's book, first published in Great Britain.

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In the introduction Gregory writes to his daughters: "The anxiety I have for your happiness has made me resolve to throw together my sentiments relating to your future conduct in life. If I live for some years, you will receive them with much greater advantage, suited to your different geniuses and dispositions."

This charming little book is described in Robert C. Bradbury's Antique United States Miniature Books 1690-1900 as "likely the first American miniature book directed at the customer who appreciated fine bindings. This contrasts to the utilitarian bindings of most miniature books at this time."

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