A Father's Legacy to His Daughters, published by Charles Wells in
City, ca. 1836-1847; reprint of Dr. John Gregory's book, first published
in Great Britain.
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
American miniature book directed at the customer who appreciated fine
bindings. This contrasts to the utilitarian bindings of most miniature
books at this time."